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Scientific classification edit
Domain: Bacteria
Phylum: Caldiserica
Class: Caldisericia
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Order: Caldisericales
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Family: Caldisericaceae
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Genus: Caldisericum
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C. exile
Binomial name
Caldisericum exile
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Caldisericum exile is a species of bacteria sufficiently distinct from other bacteria to be placed in its own family, order, class and phylum.[1] It is the first member of the thermophilic candidate phylum OP5 to be cultured and described.


  1. ^ Koji Mori; Kaoru Yamaguchi; Yayoi Sakiyama; Tetsuro Urabe; Ken-ichiro Suzuki (November 2009). "Caldisericum exile gen. nov., sp. nov., an anaerobic, thermophilic, filamentous bacterium of a novel bacterial phylum, Caldiserica phyl. nov., originally called the candidate phylum OP5, and description of Caldisericaceae fam. nov., Caldisericales ord. nov. and Caldisericia classis nov". International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology. 59 (11): 2894–2898. doi:10.1099/ijs.0.010033-0. PMID 19628600. Archived from the original on 2012-12-28.

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