Scientific classification
Kingdom: Bacteria
Phylum: Proteobacteria
Class: Deltaproteobacteria
Order: Bdellovibrionales
Family: Bdellovibrionaceae


The Bdellovibrionaceae are a family of Proteobacteria. They include genera, such as Bdellovibrio and Vampirovibrio, which are unusual parasites that enter other bacteria.[1][2]


1.Williams, H.N., R. Singh and E. Romberg. 2003. Surface Contamination in the Dental Operatory: A comparison over two decades. J. Amer. Dent. Assoc. 134: 325-330. 2.Singh, R., O. Colin Stine, David L. Smith, Jack K. Spitznagel, Mohamed Labib and HN Williams. 2003. Microbial diversity in biofilms in dental unit water systems. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 69: 3412-3420 3.Pineiro SA, Sahaniuk, GE, Romberg, E. and Williams, HN. 2004. Predation Patterns and Phylogenetic Analyses of Bdellovibrionaceae from the Great Salt Lake, Utah. Curr. Microbiol. 48:133-137. 4.Baer, M. L., J. Ravel, S. A. Pineiro, D. Guether-Borg and H. N. Williams. 2004. A proposal for two new species, Bacteriovorax marinus sp. nov. and Bacteriovorax litoralis sp. nov. Internat J Syst Evol Microbiology. IJSEM. 54: 1011-1016.

External links

  • Bdellovibrionaceae - J.P. Euz├ęby: List of Prokaryotic names with Standing in Nomenclature

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