Thiotrichaceae

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Thiotrichaceae
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Stained microphoto of Thiomargarita namibiensis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Bacteria
Phylum: Proteobacteria
Class: Gammaproteobacteria
Order: Thiotrichales
Family: Thiotrichaceae
Genera

Achromatium
Beggiatoa
Leucothrix
Macromonas
Thiobacterium
Thiomargarita
Thioploca
Thiospira
Thiothrix

The Thiotrichaceae are a family of Proteobacteria, including Thiomargarita namibiensis, the largest known bacterium.[1] Some species are movable by gliding, Thiospira by using flagella.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b George M. Garrity: Bergey's Manual of Systematic Bacteriology. 2. Auflage. Springer, New York, 2005, Volume 2: The Proteobacteria, Part B: The Gammaproteobacteria

External links[edit]

  • Thiotrichaceae J.P. Euzéby: List of Prokaryotic names with Standing in Nomenclature