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Scientific classification e
Domain: Bacteria
Phylum: Proteobacteria
Class: Alphaproteobacteria
Order: Rhodobacterales
Family: Rhodobacteraceae
Garrity et al. 2006

See text.

Synonyms[citation needed]
  • Rhodobacter group
  • Roseobacter group
  • alpha-3 proteobacteria

The Rhodobacteraceae are a family of proteobacteria in the order Rhodobacterales within the alpha subgroup.[1] Like all proteobacteria, they are gram-negative. It contains chemoorganotrophs and photoheterotrophs bacteria. Many occur in aquatic habitats.


Genera include:[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ See the NCBI webpage on Rhodobacteraceae. Data extracted from the "NCBI taxonomy resources". National Center for Biotechnology Information. Retrieved 2007-03-19.
  2. ^ Parker, Charles Thomas; Wigley, Sarah; Garrity, George M (1 January 2003). "Taxonomic Abstract for the families". The NamesforLife Abstracts. doi:10.1601/tx.1037.

Further reading[edit]

  • Garrity GM, Holt JG (2001). "Taxonomic Outline of the Archaea and Bacteria". In DR Boone and RW Castenholz, eds. (ed.). Bergey's Manual of Systematic Bacteriology Volume 1: The Archaea and the deeply branching and phototrophic Bacteria (2nd ed.). New York: Springer Verlag. pp. 155–166. ISBN 978-0-387-98771-2.CS1 maint: Extra text: editors list (link)