Dethiobacter

Dimitry Y. Sorokin, Alexander Merkel

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Abstract

[De.thi.o.bac’ter L. pref. de from, off, away; Gr. neut. n. theion sulfur; N.L. masc. n. bacter a rod; N.L. masc. n. Dethiobacter rod-shaped bacterium that reduces sulfur
compounds]. Dethiobacter is a moderately salt-tolerant and obligately alkaliphilic sulfidogenic anaerobe isolated from soda lake sediments. The genus forms a deep lineage
in the Firmicutes, which is currently classified within the class Dethiobacteria. It is obligately haloalkaliphilic, facultatively chemolithoautotrophic, anaerobic bacterium
able to grow by sulfur and thiosulfate respiration and sulfur disproportionation. The genus includes a single species D. alkaliphilus, which is the type species. DNA G+C content (mol%): 48.5 (genome).Type species: Dethiobacter alkaliphilus Sorokin,Tourova, Mussman and Muyzer, 2008b, 1993VP (Effective publication: Sorokin, Tourova, Mussman and
Muyzer, 2008a, 438).
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBergey’s Manual of Systematics of Archaea and Bacteria, Online © 2015 Bergey’s Manual Trust
EditorsWilliam B. Whitman
PublisherJohn Wiley & Sons
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781118960608
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019

Keywords

  • Dethiobacter
  • alkaliphilic
  • sulfidogenic
  • soda lakes
  • Sulfur disproportionation

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    Sorokin, D. Y., & Merkel, A. (2019). Dethiobacter. In W. B. Whitman (Ed.), Bergey’s Manual of Systematics of Archaea and Bacteria, Online © 2015 Bergey’s Manual Trust John Wiley & Sons. https://doi.org/10.1002/9781118960608.gbm01696