Scientific classification
Domain: Bacteria
Phylum: Gemmatimonadetes
Order: Gemmatimonales
Zhang et al. 2003
Family: Gemmatimonaceae
Zhang et al. 2003
Genus: Gemmatimonas
Zhang et al. 2003
Species: G. aurantiaca
Zhang et al. 2003
Binomial name
Gemmatimonas aurantiaca
Zhang et al. 2003

The Gemmatimonadetes are a family of bacteria, given their own phylum (Gemmatimonadetes). The first member of this phylum was discovered in 2003 in activated sludge in a sewage treatment system. The bacterium was named Gemmatimonas aurantiaca.[1]


  1. ^ Zhang H, Sekiguchi Y, Hanada S, Hugenholtz P, Kim H, Kamagata Y, Nakamura K (2003). "Gemmatimonas aurantiaca gen. nov., sp. nov., a gram-negative, aerobic, polyphosphate-accumulating micro-organism, the first cultured representative of the new bacterial phylum Gemmatimonadetes phyl. nov.". Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 53 (Pt 4): 1155–63.  

External links

  • Brief taxonomy
  • Fawaz, M. N. (2013). Revealing the Ecological Role of Gemmatimonadetes Through Cultivation and Molecular Analysis of Agricultural Soils. 44-60. Brief review of the phylum.