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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Bacteria
Phylum: Actinobacteria
Order: Actinomycetales
Suborder: Micrococcineae
Family: Brevibacteriaceae
Breed 1953
Genus: Brevibacterium
Breed 1953
Type species
Brevibacterium linens

B. antiquum
B. aurantiacum
B. avium
B. casei
B. celere
B. epidermidis
B. frigoritolerans
B. halotolerans
B. iodinum
B. linens
B. luteolum
B. mcbrellneri
B. otitidis
B. paucivorans
B. permense
B. picturae
B. samyangense
B. sanguinis
B. stationis

Brevibacterium is a genus of bacteria of the order Actinomycetales. They are Gram-positive soil organisms. It is the sole genus in the family Brevibacteriaceae.

Brevibacterium linens is ubiquitously present on the human skin, where it causes foot odor. The same bacterium is also employed to ferment several cheeses such as Limburger and Port-du-Salut.



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