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dc.contributor.authorGreene, Tony
dc.contributor.editorE. Rosenberg, E.F. DeLong, S. Loy, E. Stackebrandt, F. Thom
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T11:58:02Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T11:58:02Z
dc.date.issued2014
dc.identifier.isbn9783642390432
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/978-3-642-39044-9_270
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/66653
dc.description.abstractThe family Desulfurellaceae is part of the class Deltaproteobacteria in the phylum Proteobacteria and contains the genera Desulfurella and Hippea. There are seven valid species in the family which are all strictly anaerobic and moderately thermophilic bacteria. Members of the family are mostly obligately sulfur respiring, though Desulfurella propionica can use thiosulfate as an electron acceptor besides elemental sulfur. During growth, organic substrates are completely oxidized with CO2 and H2S as products. Lithotrophic growth with hydrogen as an electron donor is possible by all species except Desulfurella acetivorans. The genomes of D. acetivorans, Hippea maritima, Hippea alviniae, and Hippea sp. strain KM1 have been sequenced and are all slightly smaller than 2 mega base pairs in length. Members of the family are found mostly in warm-hot sulfur-containing anoxic environments, such as hydrothermal springs and sediments, and often in association with microbial mats. The DNA base composition (mol% G+C) is typically low for family members and is a distinguishing characteristic between the two genera, Desulfurella (31-33 mol%) and Hippea (35-40 mol%). While officially classified as part of Deltaproteobacteria, the family is more closely related phylogenetically to members of the class Epsilonproteobacteria.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherSpringer-Verlag
dc.publisher.placeGermany
dc.publisher.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-39044-9
dc.relation.ispartofbooktitleThe Prokaryotes: Deltaproteobacteria and Epsilonpoteobacteria
dc.relation.ispartofchapter10
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationN
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom135
dc.relation.ispartofpageto142
dc.relation.ispartofedition4th edition
dc.rights.retentionY
dc.subject.fieldofresearchMicrobiology not elsewhere classified
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode060599
dc.titleThe Family Desulfurellaceae
dc.typeBook chapter
dc.type.descriptionB1 - Chapters
dc.type.codeB - Book Chapters
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorGreene, Tony C.


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