Saprospirae

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Translingual[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Saprospira +‎ -ae

Proper noun[edit]

Saprospirae

  1. (obsolete) A taxonomic phylum within the kingdom Bacteria – organisms that live in anoxic environments or organic rich environments such as decaying plants, many now placed in phylum Bacteroidetes.
    Saprospirae are fermenting gliders.

References[edit]

  • Five Kingdoms: An Illustrated Guide to the Phyla of Life on Earth (Margulis & Schwartz) ISBN 0-8050-7252-7

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