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Description of Alteromonadaceae

Family of Alteromonadales that includes the genus Alteromonas.
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The Alteromonadaceae are a family of Proteobacteria.[1] They are now one of several families in the order Alteromonadales, including Alteromonas and its closest relatives.[2] Species of this family are mostly rod-like shaped and motile by using one polar flagellum.


  1. ^ George M. Garrity: Bergey's Manual of Systematic Bacteriology. 2. Auflage. Springer, New York, 2005, Volume 2: The Proteobacteria, Part B: The Gammaproteobacteria
  2. ^ Elena P. Ivanova, Sébastien Flavier and Richard Christen: "Phylogenetic relationships among marine Alteromonas-like proteobacteria: emended description of the family Alteromonadaceae and proposal of Pseudoalteromonadaceae fam. nov., Colwelliaceae fam. nov., Shewanellaceae fam. nov., Moritellaceae fam. nov., Ferrimonadaceae fam. nov., Idiomarinaceae fam. nov. and Psychromonadaceae fam. nov." International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology (2004), 54, 1773–1788 PDF Online
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