Rhodospirillales

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Purple sulfur bacteria
Scientific classification
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Rhodospirillales
Families

Rhodospirillaceae
Acetobacteraceae

The Rhodospirillales are an order of Proteobacteria, with two families: the Acetobacteraceae and the Rhodospirillaceae.[1]

The Acetobacteraceae comprise the acetic acid bacteria, which are heterotrophic and produce acetic acid during their respiration.[2] The Rhodospirillaceae include mainly purple nonsulfur bacteria, which produce energy through photosynthesis.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ LPSN Archived 2012-03-03 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ a b 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.