List of Myxobacteria species discovered (Updated 2023)

Until April 10, 2023, there are 10 families, 31 genera, and 93 species of myxobacteria. There is only one order of myxobacteria known as Myxococcales.

List of Myxobacteria species discovered
List of Myxobacteria species discovered

Classification of Myxobacteria

1. Family – Anaeromyxobacteraceae

Genus – Anaeromyxobacter

List of Anaeromyxobacter species

  1. Anaeromyxobacter dehalogenans
  2. Anaeromyxobacter diazotrophicus
  3. Anaeromyxobacter oryzae
  4. Anaeromyxobacter paludicola

2. Family – Archangiaceae

Genus – Archangium

List of Archangium species

  1. Archangium disciforme
  2. Archangium gephyra
  3. Archangium minus
  4. Archangium violaceum

Genus – Cystobacter

List of Cystobacter species

  1. Cystobacter armeniaca
  2. Cystobacter badius
  3. Cystobacter ferrugineus
  4. Cystobacter fuscus
  5. Cystobacter gracilis
  6. Cystobacter miniatus
  7. Cystobacter velatus

Genus – Hyalangium

List of Hyalangium species

  1. Hyalangium minutum

Genus – Melittangium

List of Melittangium species

  1. Melittangium alboraceum
  2. Melittangium boletus
  3. Melittangium lichenicola

Genus – Stigmatella

List of Stigmatella species

  1. Stigmatella aurantiaca
  2. Stigmatella erecta
  3. Stigmatella hybrida

Genus – Vitiosangium

List of Vitiosangium species

  1. Vitiosangium cumulatum
  2. Vitiosangium subalbum

3. Family – Kofleriaceae

Genus – Haliangium

List of Haliangium species

  1. Haliangium ochraceum         
  2. Haliangium tepidum

Genus – Kofleria

List of Kofleria species

  1. Kofleria flava

4. Family – Labilitrichaceae

Genus – Labilithrix

List of Labilithrix species

  1. Labilithrix luteola

5. Family – Myxococcaceae

Genus – Aggregicoccus

List of Aggregicoccus species

  1. Aggregicoccus edonensis

Genus- Citreicoccus

  1. Citreicoccus inhibens

Genus – Corallococcus

List of Corallococcus species

  1. Corallococcus aberystwythensis
  2. Corallococcus carmarthensis
  3. Corallococcus coralloides
  4. Corallococcus exercitus
  5. Corallococcus exiguous
  6. Corallococcus interemptor
  7. Corallococcus llansteffanensis
  8. Corallococcus macrosporus
  9. Corallococcus praedator
  10. Corallococcus sicarius
  11. Corallococcus silvisoli
  12. Corallococcus terminator

Genus – Myxococcus

List of Myxococcus species

  1. Myxococcus eversor
  2. Myxococcus fulvus
  3. Myxococcus llanfair
  4. Myxococcus stipitatus
  5. Myxococcus vastator
  6. Myxococcus virescens
  7. Myxococcus xanthus

Genus – Pyxidicoccus corrig.

List of Pyxidicoccus species

  1. Pyxidicoccus fallax corrig.
  2. Pyxidicoccus trucidator

Genus – Simulacricoccus

List of Simulacricoccus species

  1. Simulacricoccus ruber

6. Family – Nannocystaceae

Genus – Enhygromyxa

List of Enhygromyxa species

  1. Enhygromyxa salina

Genus – Nannocystis

List of Nannocystis species

  1. Nannocystis exedens
  2. Nannocystis konarekensis
  3. Nannocystis pusilla

Genus – Plesiocystis

List of Plesiocystis species

  1. Plesiocystis pacifica

Genus – Pseudenhygromyxa

List of Pseudenhygromyxa species

  1. Pseudenhygromyxa salsuginis

7. Family – Phaselicystidaceae

Genus – Phaselicystis

List of Phaselicystis species

  1. Phaselicystis flava

8. Family – Polyangiaceae

Genus – Aetherobacter

List of Aetherobacter species

  1. Aetherobacter fasciculatus
  2. Aetherobacter rufus

Genus – Byssovorax (Byssophaga)

List of Byssovorax species

  1. Byssovorax cruenta

Genus – Chondromyces

List of Chondromyces species

  1. Chondromyces apiculatus
  2. Chondromyces catenulatus
  3. Chondromyces crocatus
  4. Chondromyces lanuginosus
  5. Chondromyces pediculatus
  6. Chondromyces robustus

Genus – Jahnella corrig.

List of Jahnella species

  1. Jahnella thaxteri corrig.

Genus- Minicystis

List of Minicystis species

  1. Minicystis rosea

Genus – Polyangium

List of Polyangium species

  1. Polyangium aureum
  2. Polyangium aurulentum
  3. Polyangium fumosum
  4. Polyangium jinanense
  5. Polyangium luteum
  6. Polyangium minor
  7. Polyangium parasiticum
  8. Polyangium rugiseptum
  9. Polyangium sorediatum
  10. Polyangium spumosum
  11. Polyangium vitellinum

Genus – Racemicystis

List of Racemicystis species

  1. Racemicystis crocea
  2. Racemicystis persica

Genus – Sorangium

List of Sorangium species

  1. Sorangium ambruticinum
  2. Sorangium arenae
  3. Sorangium bulgaricum
  4. Sorangium cellulosum
  5. Sorangium dawidii
  6. Sorangium kenyense
  7. Sorangium orientale
  8. Sorangium reichenbachii

9. Family – Sandaracinaceae

Genus – Sandaracinus

List of Sandaracinus species

  1. Sandaracinus amylolyticus

10. Family – Vulgatibacteraceae

Genus – Vulgatibacter

List of Vulgatibacter species

  1. Vulgatibacter incomptus

List of 93 Myxobacteria species (Alphabetical Order)

  1. Aetherobacter fasciculatus
  2. Aetherobacter rufus
  3. Aggregicoccus edonensis
  4. Anaeromyxobacter dehalogenans
  5. Anaeromyxobacter diazotrophicus
  6. Anaeromyxobacter oryzae
  7. Anaeromyxobacter paludicola
  8. Archangium disciforme
  9. Archangium gephyra
  10. Archangium minus
  11. Archangium violaceum
  12. Byssovorax cruenta
  13. Chondromyces apiculatus
  14. Chondromyces catenulatus
  15. Chondromyces crocatus
  16. Chondromyces lanuginosus
  17. Chondromyces pediculatus
  18. Chondromyces robustus
  19. Citreicoccus inhibens
  20. Corallococcus aberystwythensis
  21. Corallococcus carmarthensis
  22. Corallococcus coralloides
  23. Corallococcus exercitus
  24. Corallococcus exiguous
  25. Corallococcus interemptor
  26. Corallococcus llansteffanensis
  27. Corallococcus macrosporus
  28. Corallococcus praedator
  29. Corallococcus sicarius
  30. Corallococcus silvisoli
  31. Corallococcus terminator
  32. Cystobacter armeniaca
  33. Cystobacter badius
  34. Cystobacter ferrugineus
  35. Cystobacter fuscus
  36. Cystobacter gracilis
  37. Cystobacter miniatus
  38. Cystobacter velatus
  39. Enhygromyxa salina
  40. Haliangium ochraceum   
  41. Haliangium tepidum
  42. Hyalangium minutum
  43. Jahnella thaxteri corrig.
  44. Kofleria flava
  45. Labilithrix luteola
  46. Melittangium alboraceum
  47. Melittangium boletus
  48. Melittangium lichenicola
  49. Minicystis rosea
  50. Myxococcus eversor
  51. Myxococcus fulvus
  52. Myxococcus llanfair
  53. Myxococcus stipitatus
  54. Myxococcus vastator
  55. Myxococcus virescens
  56. Myxococcus xanthus
  57. Nannocystis exedens
  58. Nannocystis konarekensis
  59. Nannocystis pusilla
  60. Phaselicystis flava
  61. Plesiocystis pacifica
  62. Polyangium aureum
  63. Polyangium aurulentum
  64. Polyangium fumosum
  65. Polyangium jinanense
  66. Polyangium luteum
  67. Polyangium minor
  68. Polyangium parasiticum
  69. Polyangium rugiseptum
  70. Polyangium sorediatum
  71. Polyangium spumosum
  72. Polyangium vitellinum
  73. Pseudenhygromyxa salsuginis
  74. Pyxidicoccus fallax corrig.
  75. Pyxidicoccus trucidator
  76. Racemicystis crocea
  77. Racemicystis persica
  78. Sandaracinus amylolyticus
  79. Simulacricoccus ruber
  80. Sorangium ambruticinum
  81. Sorangium arenae
  82. Sorangium bulgaricum
  83. Sorangium cellulosum
  84. Sorangium dawidii
  85. Sorangium kenyense
  86. Sorangium orientale
  87. Sorangium reichenbachii
  88. Stigmatella aurantiaca
  89. Stigmatella erecta
  90. Stigmatella hybrida
  91. Vitiosangium cumulatum
  92. Vitiosangium subalbum
  93. Vulgatibacter incomptus

References and Sources

  1. List of Prokaryotic names with Standing in Nomenclature (LPSN)

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Sagar Aryal

Sagar Aryal is a microbiologist and a scientific blogger. He is doing his Ph.D. at the Central Department of Microbiology, Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal. He was awarded the DAAD Research Grant to conduct part of his Ph.D. research work for two years (2019-2021) at Helmholtz-Institute for Pharmaceutical Research Saarland (HIPS), Saarbrucken, Germany. Sagar is interested in research on actinobacteria, myxobacteria, and natural products. He is the Research Head of the Department of Natural Products, Kathmandu Research Institute for Biological Sciences (KRIBS), Lalitpur, Nepal. Sagar has more than ten years of experience in blogging, content writing, and SEO. Sagar was awarded the SfAM Communications Award 2015: Professional Communicator Category from the Society for Applied Microbiology (Now: Applied Microbiology International), Cambridge, United Kingdom (UK).

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