Culture of Serratia marcescens, copyright Brudersohn.

Belongs within: Enterobacteriaceae.

Serratia is a genus of rod-shaped, facultatively anaerobic bacteria, some species of which produce the red pigment prodigiosin (Ajithkumar et al. 2003).

    |  i. s.: S. liquefaciens MN03
    |--S. marcescens AA03
    |    |--S. m. ssp. marcescens AA03
    |    `--S. m. ssp. sakuensis Ajithkumar, Ajithkumar et al. 2003 AA03
    `--+--S. rubidaea AA03
       `--+--S. odorifera AA03
          `--+--+--S. entomophila AA03
             |  `--S. ficaria AA03
             `--+--S. plymuthica AA03
                `--+--S. fonticola AA03
                   `--+--S. grimesii AA03
                      `--S. proteamaculans AA03

*Type species of generic name indicated


[AA03] Ajithkumar, B., V. P. Ajithkumar, R. Iriye, Y. Doi & T. Sakai. 2003. Spore-forming Serratia marcescens subsp. sakuensis subsp. nov., isolated from a domestic wastewater treatment tank. International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology 53: 253–258.

[MN03] Moffitt, M. C., & B. A. Neilan. 2003. Evolutionary affiliations within the superfamily of ketosynthases reflect complex pathway associations. Journal of Molecular Evolution 56: 446–457.

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