Rubrivivax benzoatilyticus

Rubrivivax benzoatilyticus is a bacteria that can make use of light or aromatic compounds for growth. It is brown coloured.

The aromatic compounds that can be consumed as food for this bacteria are benzoic acid, 2-aminobenzoic acid (anthranilate), 4-aminobenzoic acid, 4-hydroxybenzoic acid, phthalate, phenylalanine, trans-cinnamate, benzamide, salicylate, cyclohexanone, cyclohexanol and cyclohexane-2-carboxylate.[1]


  1. ^ Ramana, Ch. V. (1 September 2006). "Rubrivivax benzoatilyticus sp. nov., an aromatic, hydrocarbon-degrading purple betaproteobacterium". International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology. 56 (9): 2157–2164. doi:10.1099/ijs.0.64209-0. PMID 16957114.

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