Dimitry Y. Sorokin, Andrey Mardanov, Nicolai Ravin

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Abstract’ae. N.L. neut. n. Chitinispirillum, a bacterial genus; suff. -aceae, ending to denote a family; N.L. fem. pl. n. Chitinispirillaceae, the family of the genus Chitinispirillum.
The family Chitinispirillaceae includes obligately anaerobic, moderately salt-tolerant, and obligately alkaliphilic bacteria living in soda lakes. They use
chitin as the only substrate, fermenting its monomer N-acetylglucosamine to H2 and a mixture of organic acids and alcohols. The family consists of a single genus and species, Chitinispirillum alkaliphilum. DNA G +C content (mol%): 46.0 (genome). Type genus: Chitinispirillum Sorokin et al. 2016, VL170.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBergey's Manual
EditorsOharon Oren
PublisherJohn Wiley & Sons
Number of pages1
ISBN (Print)9781118960608
Publication statusPublished - 2020

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NameBergey’s Manual of Systematics of Archaea and Bacteria, Online


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