Nitrosomonadales

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Nitrosomonadales
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Spirillum
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Bacteria
Phylum: Proteobacteria
Class: Betaproteobacteria
Order: Nitrosomonadales
Families & Genera

Nitrosomonadaceae
   Nitrosomonas
   Nitrosospira
Gallionellaceae
   Gallionella
Spirillaceae
   Spirillum

The Nitrosomonadales are a small order of Proteobacteria.[1] Like all Proteobacteria, they are gram-negative. They include Nitrosomonas, Nitrosospira, Gallionella (iron bacteria), and Spirillum. Members of the genus Nitrosomonas oxidize ammonia into nitrite,[1] a process called nitrification. They are important in the nitrogen cycle. The species Spirillum minus causes Rat bite fever.[2]

References

  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. Lua error in Module:Citation/CS1/Identifiers at line 47: attempt to index field 'wikibase' (a nil value).

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