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Dvulgaris micrograph.JPG
Desulfovibrio vulgaris
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Bacteria
Phylum: Proteobacteria
Class: Deltaproteobacteria
Order: Desulfovibrionales
Families & Genera


The Desulfovibrionales are an order of Proteobacteria, with four families. Like all Proteobacteria, they are Gram-negative. The majority are sulfate-reducing, with the exception of Lawsonia and Bilophila.[1] All members of this order are obligately anaerobic.[2] Most species are mesophilic, but some are moderate thermophiles.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Garrity, George M.; Brenner, Don J.; Krieg, Noel R.; Staley, James T. (eds.) (2005). Bergey's Manual of Systematic Bacteriology, Volume Two: The Proteobacteria, Part C: The Alpha-, Beta-, Delta-, and Epsilonproteobacteria. New York, New York: Springer. ISBN 978-0-387-24145-6.
  2. Singh OV (2012). Extremophiles: Sustainable Resources and Biotechnological Implications. John Wiley & Sons. pp. 76–79. ISBN 978-1-118-10300-5.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

External links

  • Desulfovibrionales - J.P. Euzéby: List of Prokaryotic names with Standing in Nomenclature