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Acidimicrobium ferrooxidans
Scientific classification
Domain: Bacteria
Phylum: Actinobacteria
Class: Actinobacteria Stackebrant et al. 1997
Subclass: Acidimicrobidae
Stackebrandt et al. 1997 emend. Zhi et al. 2009
Order: Acidimicrobiales
Stackebrandt et al. 1997 emend. Zhi et al. 2009

Acidimicrobidae is a subclass of Actinobacteria, in which 3 Families, 8 Genera and 9 species have been described, Acidimicrobium ferrooxidans, is the type species of the Order.


The currently accepted taxonomy is based on the List of Prokaryotic names with Standing in Nomenclature (LPSN)[1] and National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI)[2]

and the phylogeny is based on 16S rRNA-based LTP release 111 by The All-Species Living Tree Project [3]

?Candidatus Microthrix

Candidatus M. calidaLevantesi et al. 2006

Candidatus M. parvicellaBlackall et al. 1996

Iamia majanohamensis Kurahashi et al. 2009

Ilumatobacter fluminis Matsumoto et al. 2009


?Acidithiomicrobium ferroxidansDavis-Belmar & Norris 2009

Aciditerrimonas ferrireducens Itoh et al. 2011

Ferrithrix thermotolerans Johnson et al. 2009

Acidimicrobium ferrooxidans Clark and Norris 1996

Ferrimicrobium acidiphilum Johnson et al. 2009

♠ Strains found at the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) but not listed in the List of Prokaryotic names with Standing in Nomenclature (LSPN)


  1. ^ J.P. Euzéby. "Acidimicrobidae".  
  2. ^ Sayers; et al. "Acidimicrobidae".  
  3. ^  
  • Stackebrandt E, Rainey FA, and Ward-Rainey NL (1997). "Proposal for a new hierarchic classification system, Actinobacteria classis nov.". International Journal of Systematic Microbiology 47 (2): 479–491.  

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