Telluria mixta

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Telluria mixta
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Bacteria
Phylum: Proteobacteria
Class: Beta Proteobacteria
Order: Burkholderiales
Family: Oxalobacteraceae
Genus: Telluria
Binomial name
Telluria mixta
(Bowman et al. 1989)
Bowman et al. 1993
Synonyms

Pseudomonas mixta Bowman et al. 1989

Telluria mixta (formerly called Pseudomonas mixta) is a species of Gram-negative soil bacteria that actively degrades polysaccharides including dextran, inulin, pectate, starch, and xylan. The bacterium is straight-rod-shaped, 0.5 to 1.0 μm wide and usually 2 to 3 μm long, and can grow both lateral and polar flagella. Optimal growth is seen between 30 and 35°C, at a neutral pH, and with no salt present. Growth is totally inhibited in a sodium chloride concentration of 1.5% or more. A high level of nitrogenous carbon also inhibits growth.

The name generic name Telluria, meaning "from the earth", derives from Tellus, the Roman earth goddess.

References[edit]

International Journal of Systematic Bacteriology, January 1993, pages 120-124

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