Phylogenetic analysis of Formivibrio citricus, Propionivibrio dicarboxylicus, Anaerobiospirillum thomasii, Succinimonas amylolytica and Succinivibrio dextrinosolvens and proposal of Succinivibrionaceae fam. nov

Int J Syst Bacteriol. 1999 Apr:49 Pt 2:779-82. doi: 10.1099/00207713-49-2-779.


The phylogenetic position of Gram-negative, strictly anaerobic, non-spore-forming bacteria, representing four different genera, was determined by analysis of their 16S rDNA sequences. Formivibrio citricus and Propionivibrio dicarboxylicus are members of the beta-subclass of the class Proteobacteria. While Formivibrio citricus stands phylogenetically isolated, Propionivibrio dicarboxylicus is moderately related to members of the genus Rhodocyclus. Succinimonas amylolytica and Succinivibrio dextrinosolvens are members of the gamma-subclass of the class Proteobacteria in which they, together with members of the genus Anaerobiospirillum and Ruminobacter amylophilus, form a separate line of descent. This phylogenetic group is described as Succinivibrionaceae fam. nov.

MeSH terms

  • DNA, Bacterial / chemistry
  • DNA, Bacterial / genetics
  • DNA, Ribosomal / chemistry
  • DNA, Ribosomal / genetics
  • Evolution, Molecular
  • Genes, rRNA
  • Gram-Negative Anaerobic Bacteria / classification*
  • Gram-Negative Anaerobic Bacteria / genetics*
  • Molecular Sequence Data
  • Phylogeny*
  • RNA, Ribosomal, 16S / genetics*
  • Sequence Analysis, DNA


  • DNA, Bacterial
  • DNA, Ribosomal
  • RNA, Ribosomal, 16S

Associated data

  • GENBANK/Y17599
  • GENBANK/Y17600
  • GENBANK/Y17601
  • GENBANK/Y17602
  • GENBANK/Y17603