Desulfuribacillaceae fam. nov.

Dimitry Y. Sorokin, Alexander Merkel, Christopher Abin, James Hollibaugh

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N.L. masc. n. Desulfuribacillaceae, the family of the genus Desulfuribacillus.
The family Desulfuribacillaceae incorporates obligately anaerobic, low-to moderately salt-tolerant, and alkaliphilic bacteria with respiratory metabolism inhabiting soda lakes. They utilize a limited number of electron donors, including H2, formate, pyruvate, and lactate and a variety of electron acceptors, including sulfur compounds (sulfur, thiosulfate, DMSO) and several oxyanions, including arsenate, selenite, selenite, antimonate, nitrate, and nitrite. Pyruvate can also be fermented. The family consists of a single genus Desulfuribacillus, which includes the type species Desulfuribacillus alkaliarsenatis and Desulfuribacillus
stibiiarsenatis. DNA G +C content (mol%): 37.5–38.2 (genome). Type genus: Desulfuribacillus Sorokin et al. 2014, VL159.
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 - 2020


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