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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Bacteria
Phylum: Proteobacteria
Class: Deltaproteobacteria
Order: Syntrophobacterales
Families & Genera


The Syntrophobacterales are an order of Proteobacteria, with two families.[1] All genera are strictly anaerobic.[2] Many of the family Syntrophobacteraceae are sulfate-reducing. Some species are motile by using one polar flagellum.


  1. ^ Euzéby, J. P. "List of Prokaryotic Names with Standing in Nomenclature". Retrieved March 28, 2014.
  2. ^ 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.

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