Fruiting body of Nannocystis exedens, copyright Leibniz-Institut DSMZ.

Belongs within: Deltaproteobacteria.

The Polyangiaceae are a group of myxobacteria with stout, rigid rod-shaped cells that tend to sink into the agar in culture, and change little in shape when producing myxospores.

Polyangiaceae [Sorangineae]
    |--+--‘Sorangium cellulosum’ IJ03
    |  `--Chondromyces IJ03
    |       |--C. apiculatus IJ03
    |       `--C. crocatus IJ03
    `--+--+--Polyangium vitellinum IJ03
       |  `--Haliangium IJ03
       |       |--H. ochraceum IJ03
       |       `--H. tepidum IJ03
       `--+--Plesiocystis Iizuka, Jojima et al. 2003 IJ03
          |    `--*P. pacifica Iizuka, Jojima et al. 2003 IJ03
          `--Nannocystis IJ03
               |--‘N. aggregans’ IJ03
               `--N. exedens IJ03

*Type species of generic name indicated


[IJ03] Iizuka, T., Y. Jojima, R. Fudou, A. Hiraishi, J.-W. Ahn & S. Yamanaka. 2003. Plesiocystis pacifica gen. nov., sp. nov., a marine myxobacterium that contains dihydrogenated menaquinone, isolated from the Pacific coasts of Japan. International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology 53: 189–195.

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