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Scientific classification
Domain: Bacteria
Phylum: Proteobacteria
Class: Alphaproteobacteria
Order: Rhodobacterales

In taxonomy, the Rhodobacterales are an order of the Alphaproteobacteria.[1]

Gene transfer agents are viruslike elements produced by Rhodobacterales which transfer DNA and may be an important factor in their evolution.[2]


  1. ^ See the NCBI webpage on Rhodobacterales. Data extracted from the "NCBI taxonomy resources". National Center for Biotechnology Information. Retrieved 2007-03-19. 
  2. ^ Maxmen, A. (2010). "Virus-like particles speed bacterial evolution". Nature. doi:10.1038/news.2010.507. 

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Scientific journals[edit]

  • Lee KB, Liu CT, Anzai Y, Kim H, Aono T, Oyaizu H (2005). "The hierarchical system of the 'Alphaproteobacteria': description of Hyphomonadaceae fam. nov., Xanthobacteraceae fam. nov. and Erythrobacteraceae fam. nov". Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. 55 (Pt 5): 1907–1919. doi:10.1099/ijs.0.63663-0. PMID 16166687. 
  • Cavalier-Smith, T (2002). "The neomuran origin of archaebacteria, the negibacterial root of the universal tree and bacterial megaclassification". Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. 52 (Pt 1): 7–76. doi:10.1099/00207713-52-1-7. PMID 11837318. 
  • Woese CR, Stackebrandt E, Weisburg WG, Paster BJ, Madigan MT, Fowler VJ, Hahn CM, Blanz P, Gupta R, Nealson KH, Fox GE (1984). "The phylogeny of purple bacteria: the alpha subdivision". Syst. Appl. Microbiol. 5: 315–326. doi:10.1016/s0723-2020(84)80034-x. PMID 11541974. 

Scientific books[edit]

  • Garrity GM, Bell JA, Lilburn TG (2004). "Taxonomic Outline of the Prokaryotes". Bergey's Manual of Systematic Bacteriology, release 5.0 (2nd ed.). New York: Springer Verlag. doi:10.1007/bergeysoutline200310. 

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