Pseudorhodoferax soli gen. nov., sp. nov. and Pseudorhodoferax caeni sp. nov., two members of the class Betaproteobacteria belonging to the family Comamonadaceae.

A novel betaproteobacterium, strain TBEA3(T), was isolated from soil using enrichment cultures with the organic thioether 3,3'-thiodipropionic acid as sole carbon and energy source. Analysis of the 16S rRNA gene sequence revealed 99.1 % sequence similarities to a poorly characterized member of the family Comamonadaceae, strain SB1(T), which had been… (More)