Dimitry Y. Sorokin, Alexander Y. Merkel

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The family Desulfurivibrionaceae includes obligately anaerobic, moderately salt-tolerant, obligately alkaliphilic chemolithoautotrophic bacteria with a unique energy metabolism consisting of elemental sulfur disproportionation. H2 or formate can also serve as additional electron donors for sulfur reduction, while nitrate can be ammonified with either sulfide or formate as the electron donors. The cultured representatives are found exclusively in saline soda lakes. The family consists of a single genus Desulfurivibrio with the type species D. alkaliphilus and a second yet undescribed species “D. dismutans” DNA G+C content (%): 60.0-60.3 (whole genome sequences)
Type genus : Desulfurivibrio Sorokin et al. 2008, VL123

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBergey’s Manual of Systematics of Archaea and Bacteria
EditorsWilliam Whitman
PublisherJohn Wiley & Sons
ISBN (Electronic)9781118960608
Publication statusPublished - 2024


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