Desulfovibrio vulgaris

Desulfovibrio vulgaris
Desulfovibrio vulgaris
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Bacteria
Phylum: Proteobacteria
Class: Deltaproteobacteria
Order: Desulfovibrionales
Family: Desulfovibrionaceae
Genus: Desulfovibrio
Species: D. vulgaris
Binomial name
Desulfovibrio vulgaris

Desulfovibrio vulgaris is a species of Gram-negative sulfate-reducing bacteria in the Desulfovibrionaceae family.[1] Desulfovibrio vulgaris is often used as a model organism for sulfur-reducing bacteria[2] and was the first of such bacteria to have its genome sequenced.[3]

Desulfovibrio vulgaris is ubiquitous in nature and has also been implicated in a variety of human bacterial infections, although it may only be an opportunistic pathogen.[4]


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  2. Zhou, J.; He, Q.; Hemme, C.L.; Mukhopadhyay, A.; Hillesland, K.; Zhou, A.; He, Z.; Van Nostrand, J.D.; Hazen, T.C.; Stahl, D.A.; Wall, J.D.; Arkin, A.P. (2011). "How sulphate-reducing microorganisms cope with stress: lessons from systems biology". Nature Reviews Microbiology. 9 (6): 452–466. doi:10.1038/nrmicro2575.
  3. Heidelberg, J.F.; Seshadri, R.; Haveman, S.A.; Hemme, C.L.; Paulsen, I.T.; Kolonay, J.F.; Eisen, J.A.; Ward, N.; Methe, B.; Brinkac, L.M.; Daugherty, S.C.; Deboy, R.T.; Dodson, R.J.; Durkin, A.S.; Madupu, R.; Nelson, W.C.; Sullivan, S.A.; Fouts, D.; Haft, D.H.; Selengut, J.; Peterson, J.D.; Davidsen, T.M.; Zafar, N.; Zhou, L.W.; Radune, D.; Dimitrov, G.; Hance, M.; Tran, K.; Khouri, H.; Gill, J.; Utterback, T.R.; Feldblyum, T.V.; Wall, J.D.; Voordouw, G.; Fraser, C.M. (2004). "The genome sequence of the anaerobic, sulfate-reducing bacterium Desulfovibrio vulgaris Hildenborough". Nature Biotechnology. 22 (5): 554–9. doi:10.1038/nbt959. PMID 15077118.
  4. Goldstein, E.J.C.; Citron, D.M.; Peraino, V.A.; Cross, S. A. (2003). "Desulfovibrio desulfuricans Bacteremia and Review of Human Desulfovibrio Infections". Journal of Clinical Microbiology. 41 (6): 2752–4. doi:10.1128/JCM.41.6.2752-2754.2003. PMC 156571Freely accessible. PMID 12791922.

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