In taxonomy, Roseobacter is a genus of the Rhodobacteraceae. The Roseobacter clade falls within the {alpha}-3 subclass of the class Proteobacteria. The first strain descriptions appeared in 1991 which described members Roseobacter litoralis and Roseobacter denitrificans, both pink-pigmented bacteriochlorophyll a-producing strains isolated from marine algae. The role members of the Roseobacter lineage play in marine biogeochemical cycles and climate change cannot be overestimated. Roseobacters make up 25% of coastal marine bacteria and members of this lineage process a significant portion of the total carbon in the marine environment..[1]


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Scientific journals[edit]

  • Buchan, A., M. Hadden, et al. (2009). "Development and application of quantitative PCR tools for subgroups of the Roseobacter clade." Applied and Environmental Microbiology: AEM.00814-00809
  • Buchan, A., J. M. Gonzalez, et al. (2005). "Overview of the Marine Roseobacter Lineage." Applied and Environmental Microbiology 71(10): 5665-5677.
  • Martens T, Heidorn T, Pukall R, Simon M, Tindall BJ, Brinkhoff T (2006). "Reclassification of Roseobacter gallaeciensis Ruiz-Ponte et al. 1998 as Phaeobacter gallaeciensis gen. nov., comb. nov., description of Phaeobacter inhibens sp. nov., antibiotic-producing members of the Roseobacter clade, reclassification of Ruegeria algicola (Lafay et al. 1995) Uchino et al. 1998 as Marinovum algicola gen. nov., comb. nov., and emended descriptions of the genera Roseobacter, Ruegeria and Leisingera". Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. 56 (Pt 6): 1293–1304. doi:10.1099/ijs.0.63724-0. PMID 16738106. 
  • Shiba, T (1991). "Roseobacter litoralis gen. nov., sp. nov., and Roseobacter dentrificans sp. nov., aerobic pink-pigmented bacteria which contain bacteriochlorophyll a". Syst. Appl. Microbiol. 14: 140–145. doi:10.1016/s0723-2020(11)80292-4. 

Scientific books[edit]

  • Garrity GM, Holt JG (2001). "Taxonomic Outline of the Archaea and Bacteria". In DR Boone and RW Castenholz, eds. Bergey's Manual of Systematic Bacteriology Volume 1: The Archaea and the deeply branching and phototrophic Bacteria (2nd ed.). New York: Springer Verlag. pp. p. 155–166. ISBN 978-0-387-98771-2. 

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