Chi.ti.ni.vi.bri.o.na.ce’ae. N.L. masc. n. Chitinivibrio a bacterial genus; -aceae ending to denote a family; N.L. fem. pl. n. Chitinivibrionaceae, the family of Chitinivibrio. The family Chitinivibrionaceae incorporates obligately anaerobic, highly salt-tolerant alkaliphilic bacteria living in hypersaline soda lakes. They use chitin as the only substrate fermenting its monomer to H2 and mixture of organic acids and alcohols. The family consists of a single genus and species, Chitinivibrio alkaliphilus. DNA G +C content (mol%): 46.0 (genome). Type genus: Chitinivibrio Sorokin et al. 2014, VL160.
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