Ralstonia is a genus of proteobacteria
The Proteobacteria are a major group of bacteria. They include a wide variety of pathogens, such as Escherichia, Salmonella, Vibrio, Helicobacter, and many other notable genera....

, previously included in the genus Pseudomonas
Pseudomonas is a genus of gammaproteobacteria, belonging to the family Pseudomonadaceae containing 191 validly described species.Recently, 16S rRNA sequence analysis has redefined the taxonomy of many bacterial species. As a result, the genus Pseudomonas includes strains formerly classified in the...

. It is named after the American bacteriologist E. Ralston.


  • Ralstonia Genome Projects (from Genomes OnLine Database)
  • Comparative Analysis of Ralstonia Genomes (at DOE's
    United States Department of Energy
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     IMG system
    Integrated Microbial Genomes System
    The Integrated Microbial Genomes is a genome browsing and annotation system developed by the DOE-Joint Genome Institute. IMG contains all the draft and complete microbial genomes sequenced by the DOE-JGI integrated with other publicly available genomes...

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