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Gulbenkiania ('ni.a. N.L. fem. n. Gulbenkiania in honor of Calouste Gulbenkian (1869–1955), a protector of the arts and sciences in Portugal and founder of the Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian). Proteobacteria / Betaproteobacteria / Neisseriales / Chromobacteriaceae / Gulbenkiania. Rods, non-spore-forming, and Gram-staining-negative. Motile by a single polar flagellum. Aerobic or facultatively aerobic chemoorganotrophic respiratory metabolism. Mesophilic, growing between 15 and 45°C. Shows positive reaction in the catalase and cytochrome c oxidase tests. Sole carbon sources include amino acids and organic acids. Sugars are not assimilated nor fermented. Anaerobic growth in the presence of nitrate is a variable trait. The DNA G + C content is 63 mol%. The major fatty acids are C16:1 ω7c, C16:0, and C18:1 ω7c. Phylogenetically, belongs to the family Chromobacteriaceae. The type species is Gulbenkiania mobilis, and the genus also includes Gulbenkiania indica. DNA G + C content (mol%): 63–63.6 (HPLC), 63.6 (whole-genome analysis).
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBergey’s manual of systematics of archaea and bacteria
PublisherJohn Wiley & Sons, Ltd
Number of pages18
ISBN (Electronic)9781118960608
Publication statusPublished - 18 May 2022


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