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Betaproteobacteria
Scientific classification
Domain: Bacteria
Phylum: Proteobacteria
Class: Betaproteobacteria
Orders

   Burkholderiales - e.g.  Bordetella
   Hydrogenophilales
   Methylophilales
   Neisseriales - e.g. Neisseria
   Nitrosomonadales
   Procabacteriales    Rhodocyclales

Betaproteobacteria is a class of Proteobacteria.[1]

The Betaproteobacteria consist of several groups of aerobic or facultative bacteria which are often highly versatile in their degradation capacities, but also contain chemolithotrophic genera (e.g. the ammonia-oxidising genus Nitrosomonas) and some phototrophs (members of the genera Rhodocyclus and Rubrivivax). Betaproteobacteria play a role in nitrogen fixation in various types of plants, oxidizing ammonium to produce nitrite- an important chemical for plant function. Many of them are found in environmental samples, such as waste water or soil.[2] Pathogenic species within this class are the Neisseriaceae (gonorrhea and meningitis) and species of the genus Burkholderia.

Orders and families include:

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