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Bacteroidetes
Bacteroides biacutis
Bacteroides biacutis
Scientific classification
Domain: Bacteria
Phylum: Bacteroidetes
Classes
  • Bacteroidetes
  • Flavobacteria
  • Flexibacteria
  • Rhodothermus
  • Sphingobacteria

The phylum Bacteroidetes is composed of three large classes of bacteria that are widely distributed in the environment, including in soil, in sediments, sea water and in the guts and on the skin of animals.

Members of the genus Bacteroides are opportunistic pathogens. Rarely are members of the other two classes pathogenic to humans.

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