Desulfitobacterium dehalogenans

Desulfitobacterium dehalogenans is a species of bacteria.[1] It reductively dechlorinates chlorophenolic compounds. It is anaerobic, motile, Gram-positive and rod-shaped. The type species is DC1.


  1. ^ Utkin, I.; Woese, C.; Wiegel, J. (1994). "Isolation and Characterization of Desulfitobacterium dehalogenans gen. nov., sp. nov., an Anaerobic Bacterium Which Reductively Dechlorinates Chlorophenolic Compounds". International Journal of Systematic Bacteriology 44 (4): 612–619. doi:10.1099/00207713-44-4-612. ISSN 0020-7713. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Wiegel, Juergen, Xiaoming Zhang, and Qingzhong Wu. "Anaerobic dehalogenation of hydroxylated polychlorinated biphenyls by Desulfitobacterium dehalogenans." Applied and environmental microbiology 65.5 (1999): 2217-2221.
  • Mackiewicz, M., and J. Wiegel. "Comparison of Energy and Growth Yields forDesulfitobacterium dehalogenans during Utilization of Chlorophenol and Various Traditional Electron Acceptors." Applied and environmental microbiology 64.1 (1998): 352-355.
  • Staley, James T., et al. "Bergey’s manual of systematic bacteriology, vol. 3."Williams and Wilkins, Baltimore, MD (1989): 2250-2251.
  • Gerritse, J.; Renard, Veronique; Gomes, T. M. Pedro; Lawson, Paul A.; Collins, Matthew D.; Gottschal, Jan C. (1996). "Desulfitobacterium sp. strain PCE1, an anaerobic bacterium that can grow by reductive dechlorination of tetrachloroethene or ortho -chlorinated phenols". Archives of Microbiology 165 (2): 132–140. doi:10.1007/s002030050308. ISSN 0302-8933. 
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