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Scientific classification
Domain: Bacteria
Phylum: Proteobacteria
Class: Deltaproteobacteria
Order: Desulfuromonadales
Family: Pelobacteraceae
Genus: Pelobacter
Schink and Pfennig, 1983[1]
Type species
Pelobacter acidigallici
Schink and Pfennig, 1983

Pelobacter carbinolicus
Pelobacter acetylenicus
Pelobacter propionicus
Pelobacter acidigallici
Pelobacter venetianus
Pelobacter sp. A3b3
Pelobacter masseliensis
Pelobacter seleniigenes Pelobacter acetylenicus

Pelobacter (gr pelos : mud) is a bacterial genus in the family Pelobacteraceae. The cells are rod-shaped with rounded ends and occur in single, pairs or chains. They have a fermentative metabolism.[2]


  1. ^ Pelobacter on
  2. ^ Garrity, George M.; Brenner, Don J.; Krieg, Noel R.; Staley, James T. (eds.) (2005). Bergey's Manual of Systematic Bacteriology, Volume Two: The Proteobacteria, Part C: The Alpha-, Beta-, Delta-, and Epsilonproteobacteria. New York, New York: Springer. ISBN 978-0-387-24145-6.
  • Martin Dworkin, Stanley Falkow, Eugene Rosenberg, Karl-Heinz Schleifer, Erko Stackebrandt (Hrsg.) The Prokaryotes, A Handbook of the Biology of Bacteria. Volume 7: Proteobacteria: Delta and Epsilon Subclasses. Deeply Rooting Bacteria ISBN 978-0-387-33493-6

External links[edit]

  • Pelobacter J.P. Euzéby: List of Prokaryotic names with Standing in Nomenclature