Desulfitisporaceae fam. nov.

Dimitry Y. Sorokin, Alexander Y. Merkel

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N.L. fem. pl. n. Desulfitisporaceae, the family of the genus Desulfitispora.
The family Desulfitisporaceae includes endospore-forming, Gram-positive, obligately anaerobic, and haloalkaliphilic bacteria with fermentative and respiratory metabolism inhabiting anaerobic sediments in soda lakes. They utilize a limited number of electron donors, including pyruvate, lactate, crotonate and H2, and sulfur and nitrogen compounds as electron acceptors. Pyruvate and crotonate can also be dismutated. The family consists of a single genus Desulfitispora, which includes the type species Desulfitispora alkaliphila
and the second species Desulfitispora elongata. DNA G + C content (mol%): 38.8 (genome type species) to 40.3 (Tm, D. elongata). Type genus: Desulfitispora Sorokin and Muyzer 2010, VL134.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBergey’s Manual of Systematics of Archaea and Bacteria, Online
EditorsWilliam B. Whitman
PublisherJohn Wiley & Sons
ISBN (Electronic)9781118960608
Publication statusPublished - 2021


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