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Acidovorax Willems, Falsen, Pot, Jantzen, Hoste, Vandamme, Gillis, Kersters & De Ley, 1990
This genus of bacteria belongs to the Proteobacteria and contains around 20 aerobic and mobile species. Several are important plant pathogens like Acidovorax citrulli which causes bacterial fruit blotch of cucurbits.
The genus is related to the genus Pseudomonas. The bacteria are straight to slightly curved rods with a size of around 0.2-0.7 x 1-5 µm. They have a single polar flagellum, are Gram-negative, oxidase positive and are defined by their 16S rRNA gene sequence.
Type species: Acidovorax facilis
The literature database currently contains 140 publications for Acidovorax (genus). Please note that literature records for genera may not be complete. See box above on left for queries from the literature database.
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