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Desulfobacterales

Desulfobacterales
Stromatolites Volcanic Lake.jpg
Stromatolites next to a volcanic lake, found to harbor abundant Desulfobacterales
Scientific classification
Kingdom:
Phylum:
Class:
Delta Proteobacteria
Order:
Desulfobacterales
Families

Desulfobacteraceae
Desulfobulbaceae
Desulfoarculaceae

The Desulfobacterales are an order of sulfate-reducing bacteria, included among the Deltaproteobacteria. There are three families. They are sulfate-reducing bacteria, reducing sulfates to sulfides to obtain energy. They are strict anaerobes.[1]

References

  1. ^ Kuever J, Rainey FA, Widdel F (2015). "Desulfobacterales ord. nov". In Whitman WB (ed.). Bergey's Manual of Systematics of Archaea and Bacteria. John Wiley & Sons. doi:10.1002/9781118960608.