The Alcaligenaceae are a family of bacteria, included in the order Burkholderiales. Members are found in water, soil, animals and humans.[2] Some species, like Bordetella, are pathogenic for humans and for some animals.[2]


  1. ^ De Ley, J.; Segers, P.; Kersters, K.; Mannheim, W.; Lievens, A. (1986). "Intra- and Intergeneric Similarities of the Bordetella Ribosomal Ribonucleic Acid Cistrons: Proposal for a New Family, Alcaligenaceae". International Journal of Systematic Bacteriology 36 (3): 405–414. doi:10.1099/00207713-36-3-405.  edit
  2. ^ a b Garrity, George M.; Brenner, Don J.; Krieg, Noel R.; Staley, James T. (eds.) (2005). Bergey's Manual of Systematic Bacteriology, Volume Two: The Proteobacteria, Part C: The Alpha-, Beta-, Delta-, and Epsilonproteobacteria. New York: Springer. pp. 354–361. ISBN 978-0-387-24145-6.
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