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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Bacteria
Phylum: Proteobacteria
Class: Betaproteobacteria
Order: Rhodocyclales
Family: Rhodocyclaceae
Genus: Thauera
Macy et al. 1993
Type species
Thauera selenatis

T. aminoaromatica
T. aromatica
T. butanivorans
T. chlorobenzoica
T. humireducens
T. linaloolentis
T. mechernichensis
T. phenylacetica
T. selenatis
T. terpenica

incertae sedis

'Pseudomonas' butanovora

Thauera is a genus of Gram-negative bacteria named after the German Microbiologist Rudolf Thauer. Most species of this genus are motile by flagellas and are mostly rod-shaped.[1] The species occur in wet soil and polluted freshwater.[1]


  1. ^ a b 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.