Culture of Serratia marcescens, copyright Brudersohn.

Belongs within: Enterobacterales.

Serratia is a genus of rod-shaped, facultatively anaerobic bacteria, some species of which produce the red pigment prodigiosin (Ajithkumar et al. 2003).

| i. s.: S. entomophilaAA03
|--S. marcescensAA03
| |--S. m. ssp. marcescensAA03
| `--S. m. ssp. sakuensis Ajithkumar, Ajithkumar et al. 2003AA03
`--+--S. rubidaeaAA03
`--+--S. odoriferaAA03
`--+--+--+--S. ficariaAA03
| | `--S. symbioticaAA16
| `--+--S. nematodiphilaAA16
| `--S. ureilyticaAA16
`--+--S. plymuthicaAA03
`--+--+--S. fonticolaAA03
| `--Chania multitudinisentensAA16
`--+--S. liquefaciensAA16
`--+--S. grimesiiAA03
`--S. proteamaculansAA03

*Type species of generic name indicated


[AA16] Adeolu, M., S. Alnajar, S. Naushad & R. S. Gupta. 2016. Genome-based phylogeny and taxonomy of the ‘Enterobacteriales’: proposal for Enterobacterales ord. nov. divided into the families Enterobacteriaceae, Erwiniaceae fam. nov., Pectobacteriaceae fam. nov., Yersiniaceae fam. nov., Hafniaceae fam. nov., Morganellaceae fam. nov., and Budviciaceae fam. nov. International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology 66: 5575–5599.

[AA03] Ajithkumar, B., V. P. Ajithkumar, R. Iriye, Y. Doi & T. Sakai. 2003. Spore-forming Serratia marcescens subsp. sakuensis subsp. nov., isolated from a domestic wastewater treatment tank. International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology 53: 253–258.

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