[<< wikipedia] Deferribacteraceae
The Deferribacteraceae are a family of gram-negative bacteria which make energy by anaerobic respiration.


== Description ==
Deferribacteraceae are rod-shaped, although the rods may be straight or bent. They are gram-negative. Deferribacteraceae perform anaerobic respiration using iron, manganese, or nitrate. They can also produce energy by fermentation. The type genus of the family is Deferribacter.


== Taxonomy ==
The currently accepted taxonomy is based on the List of Prokaryotic names with Standing in Nomenclature (LSPN) 
Phylum Deferribacteres Garrity & Holt 2001 emend. Jumas-Bilak et al. 2009 [Deferribacteraeota Oren et al. 2015]
Class Deferribacteres Huber & Stetter 2002
Order Deferribacterales Huber & Stetter 2002
Family Deferribacteraceae Huber & Stetter 2002
Genus Calditerrivibrio Iino et al. 2008
Species Calditerrivibrio nitroreducens Iino et al. 2008
Genus Denitrovibrio Myhr & Torsvik 2000
Species Denitrovibrio acetiphilus Myhr & Torsvik 2000
Genus Deferribacter Greene et al. 1997
Species D. abyssi Miroshnichenko et al. 2003
Species D. autotrophicus Slobodkina et al. 2009
Species D. desulfuricans Takai et al. 2003
Species D. thermophilus Greene et al. 1997 (type sp.)
Genus Flexistipes Fiala et al. 2000
Species Flexistipes sinusarabici Fiala et al. 2000
Genus Geovibrio Caccavo et al. 2000
Species G. ferrireducens Caccavo et al. 2000 (type sp.)
Species G. thiophilus Janssen et al. 2002
Genus Mucispirillum Robertson et al. 2005
Species Mucispirillum schaedleri Robertson et al. 2005
Genus Seleniivibrio  Rauschenbach et al. 2013
Species Seleniivibrio woodruffii Rauschenbach et al. 2013


== History ==
The family was first described in 2001 in order to hold the genera Deferribacter, Flexistipes, and Geovibrio.


== References ==