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TAXONOMY: cellular organisms -> Bacteria -> Proteobacteria -> Betaproteobacteria -> Nitrosomonadales


The 'Nitrosomonadales' are a small order of Proteobacteria.Garrity, George M.; Brenner, Don J.; Krieg, Noel R.; Staley, James T. (eds.) (2005). Bergey's Manual of Systematic Bacteriology, Volume Two: The Proteobacteria, Part C: The Alpha-, Beta-, Delta-, and Epsilonproteobacteria. New York, New York: Springer. ISBN 978-0-387-24145- 6. Like all Proteobacteria, they are gram-negative. They include Nitrosomonas, Nitrosospira, Gallionella (iron bacteria), and Spirillum. Members of the genus Nitrosomonas oxidize ammonia into nitrite, a process called nitrification. They are important in the nitrogen cycle. The species Spirillum minus causes Rat bite fever. Synonyms : Ammonia-oxidizing bacteria, Ammonia oxidizing bacteria, NitrosomonadalesRank: orderTaxonomic lineage:
  • 131567/cellular organisms
  • 2/Bacteria
  • 1224/Proteobacteria
  • 28216/BetaproteobacteriaDirect sub-taxa of Nitrosomonadales: environmental samples ,
  • 206379/Nitrosomonadaceae
  • Spirillaceae, unclassified Nitrosomonadales