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Scientific classification
Domain: Bacteria
Phylum: Proteobacteria
Class: Betaproteobacteria
Order: Rhodocyclales
Family: Rhodocyclaceae
Genus: Sterolibacterium
Tarlera and Denner 2003[1]
Species: Sterolibacterium denitrificans
Type species
Sterolibacterium denitrificans

Sterolibacterium is a genus of gram-negative, oxidase- and catalase-positive rod-shaped bacteria from the family of Rhodocyclaceae which belongs to the class of Betaproteobacteria.[2][3] So far there is only one species known of this genus (Sterolibacterium denitrificans)[1]


  1. ^ a b LSPN
  2. ^ Tarlera, S. (2003). "Sterolibacterium denitrificans gen. nov., sp. nov., a novel cholesterol-oxidizing, denitrifying member of the -Proteobacteria". International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology. 53 (4): 1085. doi:10.1099/ijs.0.02039-0. 
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