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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Bacteria
Phylum: Acidobacteria
Class: Acidobacteria
Order: Acidobacteriales
Family: Acidobacteriaceae
Genus: Telmatobacter
Pankratov & Dedysh, 2011
Species: T. bradus
Binomial name
Telmatobacter bradus
Pankratov & Dedysh, 2011

Telmatobacter is a genus of bacteria in the family Acidobacteriaceae.[1]


Telmatobacter was first described in 2011. The name derives from the Greek noun telma–atos, meaning swamp or bog, and the noun bacter meaning short rod.


Telmatobacter is a genus of Gram-negative bacteria. They appear as motile, single rods. Telmatobacter reproduce by normal cell division and do not form spores. They are facultative anaerobes as well as chemo-organotrophs. They prefer to grow with sugars and pectin as growth substrates, although they are capable of fermenting sugars and several polysaccharides, including crystalline cellulose. They prefer acidic conditions and moderate temperatures, and they grow better on liquid medium than solid agar medium. Unlike some other bacteria, Telmatobacter do not produce hydrogen sulfide gas from thiosulfate, nor indole from tryptophan. Salt inhibits growth at concentrations above 0.1% (w/v). The DNA G+C content is 57.6%. Telmatobacter are found in acidic wetlands, specifically Sphagnum peat bogs. The only and type species is Telmatobacter bradus.[2]


  1. ^ Pankratov, T. A.; Kirsanova, L. A.; Kaparullina, E. N.; Kevbrin, V. V.; Dedysh, S. N. (2011). "Telmatobacter bradus gen. nov., sp. nov., a cellulolytic facultative anaerobe from subdivision 1 of the Acidobacteria and emended description of Acidobacterium capsulatum Kishimoto et al. 1991". International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology. 62: 430–437. doi:10.1099/ijs.0.029629-0. PMID 21460138. 
  2. ^ "Telmatobacter". LPSN Retrieved 27 September 2016.