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Genus Alcanivorax

Warning: In the List of Prokaryotic names with Standing in Nomenclature, an arrow () only indicates the sequence of valid publication of names and does not mean that the last name in the sequence must be used (see: Introduction).

Number of species cited in this file: 10
Number of subspecies cited in this file: 0

Classification (Warning: see also the file "Classification of prokaryotes: Introduction").


For a detailed description of this taxon see Bergey’s Manual of Systematics of Archaea and Bacteria (BMSAB).


 

Alcanivorax Yakimov et al. 1998, gen. nov. (Type genus of the family ¤ Alcanivoracaceae corrig. Golyshin et al. 2005).
Type species: ¤ Alcanivorax borkumensis Yakimov et al. 1998.
Etymology: N.L. masc. n. alcanum, alkane, aliphatic hydrocarbon; L. adj. vorax, devouring, ravenous, voracious; N.L. masc. n. Alcanivorax, alkane-devouring.
Valid publication: YAKIMOV (M.M.), GOLYSHIN (P.N.), LANG (S.), MOORE (E.R.B.), ABRAHAM (W.R.), LÜNSDORF (H.) and TIMMIS (K.N.): Alcanivorax borkumensis gen. nov., sp. nov., a new, hydrocarbon-degrading and surfactant-producing marine bacterium. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1998, 48, 339-348.
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Alcanivorax Yakimov et al. 1998 emend. Fernández-Martínez et al. 2003.
Type species: ¤ Alcanivorax borkumensis Yakimov et al. 1998.
Etymology: N.L. masc. n. alcanum, alkane, aliphatic hydrocarbon; L. adj. vorax, devouring, ravenous, voracious; N.L. masc. n. Alcanivorax, alkane-devouring.
Reference: FERNÁNDEZ-MARTÍNEZ (J.), PUJALTE (M.J.), GARCÍA-MARTÍNEZ (J.), MATA (M.), GARAY (E.) and RODRÍGUEZ-VALERA (F.): Description of Alcanivorax venustensis sp. nov. and reclassification of Fundibacter jadensis DSM 12178T (Bruns and Berthe-Corti 1999) as Alcanivorax jadensis comb. nov., members of the emended genus Alcanivorax. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2003, 53, 331-338.
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Note: According to Fernández-Martínez et al. 2003, Alcanivorax Yakimov et al. 1998 is an earlier heterotypic synonym of ¤ Fundibacter Bruns and Berthe-Corti 1999.
Reference: FERNÁNDEZ-MARTÍNEZ (J.), PUJALTE (M.J.), GARCÍA-MARTÍNEZ (J.), MATA (M.), GARAY (E.) and RODRÍGUEZ-VALERA (F.): Description of Alcanivorax venustensis sp. nov. and reclassification of Fundibacter jadensis DSM 12178T (Bruns and Berthe-Corti 1999) as Alcanivorax jadensis comb. nov., members of the emended genus Alcanivorax. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2003, 53, 331-338.
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Alcanivorax balearicus Rivas et al. 2007, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) MACL04 = CECT 5683 = LMG 22508.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: AY686709.
Etymology: L. masc. adj. balearicus, of the Balearic Islands, where the organism was isolated.
Valid publication: RIVAS (R.), GARCÍA-FRAILE (P.), PEIX (A.), MATEOS (P.F.), MARTÍNEZ-MOLINA (E.) and VELÁZQUEZ (E.): Alcanivorax balearicus sp. nov., isolated from Lake Martel. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2007, 57, 1331-1335.
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Alcanivorax borkumensis Yakimov et al. 1998, sp. nov. (Type species of the genus.)
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) SK2 = ATCC 700651= CIP 105606 = DSM 11573.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: Y12579.
Etymology: N.L. masc. adj. borkumensis, pertaining to the island of Borkum, a small island inWestern-Elms harbor in the North Sea, located close to the German-Dutch border.
Valid publication: YAKIMOV (M.M.), GOLYSHIN (P.N.), LANG (S.), MOORE (E.R.B.), ABRAHAM (W.R.), LÜNSDORF (H.) and TIMMIS (K.N.): Alcanivorax borkumensis gen. nov., sp. nov., a new, hydrocarbon-degrading and surfactant-producing marine bacterium. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1998, 48, 339-348.
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Alcanivorax dieselolei Liu and Shao 2005, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) B-5 = DSM 16502 = CGMCC 1.3690.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: AY683537.
Etymology: N.L. masc. n. dieselius, latinized family name of Rudolf Diesel; L. gen. neut. n. olei, of oil; N.L. gen. neut. n. dieselolei, of diesel oil, the sole carbon source used in the isolation procedure of the two strains.
Valid publication: LIU (C.) and SHAO (Z.): Alcanivorax dieselolei sp. nov., a novel alkane-degrading bacterium isolated from sea water and deep-sea sediment. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2005, 55, 1181-1186.
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Alcanivorax gelatiniphagus Kyoung kwon et al. 2015, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) MEBiC08158=KCCM 42990=JCM 18425.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA) for the type strain: JQ937289.
Etymology: N.L. neut. n. gelatininum, gelatin; Gr. masc. n. phagos, glutton; N.L. masc. n. gelatiniphagus, gelatin eater.
Source: Environmental - marine.
Valid publication: KYOUNG KWON, K., HYE OH, J., YANG, S. H., SEO, H. S. and LEE, J. H. 2015. Alcanivorax gelatiniphagus sp. nov., a marine bacterium isolated from tidal flat sediments enriched with crude oil. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 65, 2204-2208.
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Alcanivorax hongdengensis Wu et al. 2009, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) A-11-3 = CGMCC 1.7084 = LMG 24624 = MCCC 1A01496.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: EU438901.
Etymology: N.L. masc. adj. hongdengensis, pertaining to Hong-Deng, isolated from surface seawater near the Hong-Deng dock in the Straits of Malacca and Singapore.
Valid publication: WU (Y.), LAI (Q.), ZHOU (Z.), QIAO (N.), LIU (C.) and SHAO (Z.): Alcanivorax hongdengensis sp. nov., an alkane-degrading bacterium isolated from surface seawater of the straits of Malacca and Singapore, producing a lipopeptide as its biosurfactant. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2009, 59, 1474-1479.
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Alcanivorax jadensis (Bruns and Berthe-Corti 1999) Fernández-Martínez et al. 2003, comb. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) T9 = ATCC 700854= CECT 5356 = DSM 12178.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: AJ001150.
Basonym: ¤ Fundibacter jadensis Bruns and Berthe-Corti 1999.
Etymology: N.L. masc. adj. jadensis, referring to the region Jade which forms part of the bay "Jadebusen", which belongs to the German North Sea coast.
Valid publication: FERNÁNDEZ-MARTÍNEZ (J.), PUJALTE (M.J.), GARCÍA-MARTÍNEZ (J.), MATA (M.), GARAY (E.) and RODRÍGUEZ-VALERA (F.): Description of Alcanivorax venustensis sp. nov. and reclassification of Fundibacter jadensis DSM 12178T (Bruns and Berthe-Corti 1999) as Alcanivorax jadensis comb. nov., members of the emended genus Alcanivorax. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2003, 53, 331-338.
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Alcanivorax marinus Lai et al. 2013, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) R8-12=MCCC 1A00382=LMG 24621=CCTCC AB 208234.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA) for the type strain: KC415169.
Etymology: L. masc. adj. marinus, of the sea, marine.
Source: Environmental - marine.
Reference: LAI, Q., WANG, J., GU, L., ZHENG, T. and SHAO, Z. 2013. Alcanivorax marinus sp. nov., isolated from deep-sea water. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 63, 4428-4432.
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Alcanivorax pacificus Lai et al. 2011, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) W11-5 = CCTCC AB 208236 = LMG 25514 = MCCC 1A00474.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: DQ659451.
Etymology: L. masc. adj. pacificus, pacific, pertaining to the Pacific Ocean.
Valid publication: LAI (Q.), WANG (L.), LIU (Y.), FU (Y.), ZHONG (H.), WANG (B.), CHEN (L.), WANG (J.), SUN (F.) and SHAO (Z.): Alcanivorax pacificus sp. nov., isolated from a deep-sea pyrene-degrading consortium. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2011, 61, 1370-1374.
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Alcanivorax venustensis Fernández-Martínez et al. 2003, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) ISO4 = CECT 5388 = DSM 13974.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: AF328762.
Etymology: N.L. masc. adj. venustensis, from 'Portus Venustus', Elegant Port, one of the ancient Latin names of Santa Pola in Roman times, a coastal town south of Alicante, the nearest town to the sites from which the two strains of the species were retrieved. It might also refer to the elegant and slender aspects of the rods.
Valid publication: FERNÁNDEZ-MARTÍNEZ (J.), PUJALTE (M.J.), GARCÍA-MARTÍNEZ (J.), MATA (M.), GARAY (E.) and RODRÍGUEZ-VALERA (F.): Description of Alcanivorax venustensis sp. nov. and reclassification of Fundibacter jadensis DSM 12178T (Bruns and Berthe-Corti 1999) as Alcanivorax jadensis comb. nov., members of the emended genus Alcanivorax. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2003, 53, 331-338.
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Alcanivorax xenomutans Rahul et al. 2014, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) JC109=KCTC 23751=NBRC 108843.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA) for the type strain: HE601937.
Etymology: Gr. adj. xenos, foreign; L. part. adj. mutans, transforming, converting; N.L. part. adj. xenomutans, transforming foreign (xenobiotic) compounds.
Source: Environmental - freshwater.
Valid publication: RAHUL, K., SASIKALA, CH., TUSHAR, L., DEBADRITA, R. and RAMANA, CH. V. 2014. Alcanivorax xenomutans sp. nov., a hydrocarbonoclastic bacterium isolated from a shrimp cultivation pond. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 64, 3553-3558.
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