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Rods, non-spore forming, Gram-stain-negative. Motile by a polar flagellum. Aerobic with chemo-organotrophic respiratory metabolism. Mesophilic, growing between 15 and 42 °C. React positively to cytochrome c oxidase and negatively to catalase tests. Sole carbon sources include sugars, organic acids, and amino acids. The DNA G+C content ranges between 63 and 66 mol%. Major fatty acids are C16:1 ω7c and C16:0. Phylogenetically, belong to the family Chromobacteriaceae. The type species is Pseudogulbenkiania subflava and the genus includes also the species Pseudogulbenkiania gefcensis. "Pseudogulbenkiania ferrooxidans" is a non-validly published name.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBergey’s manual of systematics of archaea and bacteria
PublisherJohn Wiley & Sons, Ltd
Number of pages22
ISBN (Electronic)9781118960608
Publication statusPublished - 9 Jun 2023


  • Spring water
  • Soil
  • Rice paddy soil
  • Iron and nitrogen biogeochemical cycle
  • Chromobacteriaceae


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