Paracoccus

Paracoccus denitrificans, copyright Richard Ewans-Gowing.

Belongs within: Rhodobacteraceae.

Paracoccus is a genus of Gram-negative, mostly non-motile bacteria found growing on a wide range of organic substances.

<==Paracoccus
    |  i. s.: P. halodenitrificansZ92
    |--+--P. kondratievae Doronina & Trotsenko 2001BJ03, JC08
    |  `--+--P. methylutensBJ03
    |     `--+--P. pantotrophusBJ03
    |        `--P. versutusBJ03
    `--+--+--P. kocuriiBJ03
       |  `--+--P. alkeniferBJ03
       |     `--P. solventivoransBJ03
       |--+--P. zeaxanthinifaciens Berry, Janssens et al. 2003BJ03
       |  `--+--P. carotinifaciensBJ03
       |     `--P. marcusiiBJ03
       `--+--+--P. alcaliphilusBJ03
          |  `--P. aminovoransBJ03
          `--+--P. thiocyanatusBJ03
             `--+--P. aminophilusBJ03
                `--P. denitrificans (Beijerinck & Minkman) Davis et al. 1969BJ03, AS92 (see below for synonymy)

Paracoccus denitrificans (Beijerinck & Minkman) Davis et al. 1969BJ03, AS92 [=Micrococcus denitrificans Beijerinck & Minkman 1910AS92]

*Type species of generic name indicated

References

[AS92] Aragno, M., & H. G. Schlegel. 1992. The mesophilic hydrogen-oxidizing (knallgas) bacteria. In: Balows, A., H. G. Trüper, M. Dworkin, W. Harder & K.-H. Schleifer (eds) The Prokaryotes: A handbook on the biology of bacteria: Ecophysiology, isolation, identification, applications 2nd ed. vol. 1 pp. 344–384. Springer-Verlag: New York.

[BJ03] Berry, A., D. Janssens, M. Hümbelin, J. P. M. Jore, B. Hoste, I. Cleenwerck, M. Vancanneyt, W. Bretzel, A. F. Mayer, R. Lopez-Ulibarri, B. Shanmugam, J. Swings & L. Pasamontes. 2003. Paracoccus zeaxanthinifaciens sp. nov., a zeaxanthin-producing bacterium. International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology 53: 231–238.

[JC08] Judicial Commission of the International Committee on Systematics of Prokaryotes. 2008. Status of strains that contravene Rules 27 (3) and 30 of the International Code of Nomenclature of Bacteria. Opinion 81. International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology 58: 1755–1763.

[Z92] Zumpft, W. G. 1992. The denitrifying prokaryotes. In: Balows, A., H. G. Trüper, M. Dworkin, W. Harder & K.-H. Schleifer (eds) The Prokaryotes: A handbook on the biology of bacteria: Ecophysiology, isolation, identification, applications 2nd ed. vol. 1 pp. 554–582. Springer-Verlag: New York.

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