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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Bacteria
Phylum: Bacteroidetes
Class: Sphingobacteriia


Sphingobacteriia, Kämpfer 2011, is a taxonomic class composed of a single order of environmental bacteria that are capable of producing sphingolipids.[1] The earlier name Sphingibacteria was changed in 2011.[2]


  1. ^ Bergey's Manual of Systematic Bacteriology, 2nd ed., vol. 1 (The Archaea and the deeply branching and phototrophic Bacteria) (D.R. Boone and R.W. Castenholz, eds.), Springer-Verlag, New York (2001). pp. 465-466.
  2. ^ Bernardet, J.-F.; Bowman, J. P. (2013). "International Committee on Systematics of ProkaryotesSubcommittee on the taxonomy of Flavobacterium and Cytophaga-like bacteria: Minutes of the meetings, 7 September 2011, Sapporo, Japan". International Journal of Systematics and Evolutionary Microbiology. 63 (Pt 7): 2752–2754. PMID 23825377. doi:10.1099/ijs.0.053926-0. 

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