Ana Durán-Viseras, Célia M. Manaia, Ivone Vaz-Moreira, Olga C. Nunes

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Parapusillimonas ('nas. Gr. prep. para like; N.L. fem. n. Pusillimonas bacterial genus name; N.L. fem. n. Parapusillimonas a bacterium like Pusillimonas). Proteobacteria / Betaproteobacteria / Burkholderiales / Alcaligenaceae / Parapusillimonas. Gram-staining-negative motile short rods, with three flagella. Facultatively anaerobic. Catalase- and cytochrome c oxidase-positive. Chemoorganotrophic. Sugar, alcohols, organic acids, and amino acids can be used as single carbon sources. Ubiquinone 8 is the major respiratory quinone, and the predominant fatty acids are C16:0, summed feature 3 (C16:1 ω7c/C15:0 iso 2-OH), C17:0 cyclo, and summed feature 5 (C18:1 ω7c/ω9t/ω12t). The major polar lipids are phosphatidylethanolamine, phosphatidylglycerol, and diphosphatidylglycerol. Putrescine is the major polyamine.
DNA G + C content (mol%): 67.9 (HPLC) and 64.6 (genome). Type species: Parapusillimonas granuli Kim et al. 2010VP.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBergey’s manual of systematics of archaea and bacteria
PublisherJohn Wiley & Sons, Ltd
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)9781118960608
Publication statusPublished - 9 Mar 2022


  • Parapusillimonas
  • Alcaligenaceae
  • Granules
  • UASB reactor


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