proteobacteria

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proteobacteria

(prō″tē-ō-băk-tē′rē-ă)
A diverse phylum of gram-negative bacteria, which includes many intestinal bacteria (e.g., Escherichia coli, Salmonella), the nitrogen-fixing bacteria, and the anaerobic purple bacteria.
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Members of the following phyla were detected in nearly all of the samples: Actinobacteria, Bacteroidetes, Chloroflexi, Cyanobacteria, Firmicutes, and Proteobacteria (Alphaproteobacteria, Betaproteobacteria, Deltaproteobacteria, and Gammaproteobacteria).
Phylum, class Detected by Detected by cloning microarray and sequencing Actinobacteria, Yes Yes Actinobacteria Bacteroidetes, Yes No Bacteroidetes Bacteroidetes, Yes Yes Sphingobacteria Chloroflexi, Chloroflexi Yes No Cyanobacteria, Yes No Cyanobacteria Cyanobacteria, Yes No Cyanophyceae Deinococcus-Thermus, Yes No Thermus Firmicutes, Bacilli Yes Yes Firmicutes, Clostridia Yes No Planctomycetes, Yes No Planctomycetacia Proteobacteria, Yes Yes Alphaproteobacteria Proteobacteria, Yes No Betaproteobacteria Proteobacteria, Yes No Deltaproteobacteria Proteobacteria, Yes Yes Gammaproteobacteria Proteobacteria, Yes No Epsilonproteobacteria