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Paracandidimonas ('nas. Gr. prep. para like; N.L. fem. n. Candidimonas bacterial genus name; N.L. fem. n. Paracandidimonas a bacterium like Candidimonas). Proteobacteria / Betaproteobacteria / Burkholderiales / Alcaligenaceae / Paracandidimonas. Rods, non-spore-forming, and Gram-staining-negative. Aerobic or facultatively aerobic chemoorganotrophic metabolism. Motility and the presence of cytochrome c oxidase test are variable traits. Mesophilic with optimal growth at 20–25°C or 30°C. The major respiratory quinone is ubiquinone 8, and the DNA G + C content is 56.8–63.9 mol%. Putrescine and 2-hydroxyputrescine are the major polyamines. Polar lipids and fatty acids composition is variable among species. Phylogenetically, belongs to the family Alcaligenaceae. The genus includes two species, the type species Paracandidimonas soli and Paracandidimonas caeni. DNA G + C content (mol%): 63.9 (fluorimetric thermal denaturation); 56.8–62.5 (whole-genome sequencing). Type species: Paracandidimonas soli Kämpfer et al. 2017VP
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBergey’s manual of systematics of archaea and bacteria
PublisherJohn Wiley & Sons, Ltd
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9781118960608
Publication statusPublished - 9 Mar 2022


  • Paracandidimonas
  • Soil
  • Industrial activated sludge
  • Alcaligenaceae


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