Herbaspirillum is a genus of bacteria, including the nitrogen-fixing Herbaspirillum lusitanum.[3]

Scientific classification e
Domain: Bacteria
Phylum: Proteobacteria
Class: Betaproteobacteria
Order: Burkholderiales
Family: Oxalobacteraceae
Genus: Herbaspirillum
Baldani et al. 1986
Type species
Herbaspirillum seropedicae

H. aquaticum [1]
H. autotrophicu [1]
H. chlorophenolicum
H. frisingense
H. hiltneri
H. huttiense
H. lusitanum
H. massiliense [2]
H. rhizosphaerae
H. rubrisubalbicans
H. seropedicae

Although usually found in soil environments, it has also been identified as a contaminant of DNA extraction kit reagents, which may lead to its erroneous appearance in microbiota or metagenomic datasets.[4]


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  2. ^ Parte, A.C. "Herbaspirillum". LPSN.
  3. ^ Parker, Charles Thomas; Wigley, Sarah; Garrity, George M (2009). "Nomenclature Abstract for Herbaspirillum Baldani et al. 1986 emend. Carro et al. 2012". The NamesforLife Abstracts. doi:10.1601/nm.1705.
  4. ^ Salter, S; Cox, M; Turek, E; Calus, S; Cookson, W; Moffatt, M; Turner, P; Parkhill, J; Loman, N; Walker, A (2014). "Reagent contamination can critically impact sequence-based microbiome analyses". bioRxiv 10.1101/007187.