Thiovulum majus

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Thiovulum majus
Scientific classification
Domain: Bacteria
Phylum: Proteobacteria
Class: Epsilonproteobacteria
Order: Campylobacterales
Family: Helicobacteraceae
Genus: Thiovulum
Binomial name
Thiovulum majus

Thiovulum majus is a species of bacteria and a member of the phylum Proteobacteria. This sulfide-oxidizing species has been observed to swim at speeds as high as 615 micrometers per second, faster than those recorded for any other bacterial species.[1][2]


  1. ^ Garcia-Pichel, F (June 1989). "Rapid bacterial swimming measured in swarming cells of Thiovulum majus". Journal of Bacteriology. 171 (6): 3560–3. PMC 210087Freely accessible. PMID 2498293. 
  2. ^ Fenchel, T. (1 November 1994). "Motility and chemosensory behaviour of the sulphur bacterium Thiovulum majus". Microbiology. 140 (11): 3109–3116. doi:10.1099/13500872-140-11-3109.