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Genus Alterococcus

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: 1
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).


 

Alterococcus Shieh and Jean 1999, gen. nov.
Type species: ¤ Alterococcus agarolyticus Shieh and Jean 1999.
Etymology: L. adj. alter -tera -terum, another, different; N.L. masc. n. coccus (from Gr. masc. n. kokkos, grain, seed), coccus; N.L. masc. n. Alterococcus, another coccus.
Valid publication: Validation List no. 69. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1999, 49, 341-342.
Effective publication: SHIEH (W.Y.) and JEAN (W.D.): Alterococcus agarolyticus, gen. nov., sp. nov., a halophilic thermophilic bacterium capable of agar degradation. Can. J. Microbiol., 1998, 44, 637-645.
Validation List no. 69 in IJSEM Online - Effective publication Online

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Alterococcus agarolyticus Shieh and Jean 1999, sp. nov. (Type species of the genus.)
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) ADT3 = BCRC (formerly CCRC) 19135 = CIP 106113.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: AF075271.
Etymology: N.L. n. agarum (from Malayan n. agar), agar, a complex gelling polysaccharide from marine red algae; N.L. masc. adj. lyticus (from Gr. masc. adj. lutikos), able to loosen, able to dissolve; N.L. masc. adj. agarolyticus, agar-dissolving.
Valid publication: Validation List no. 69. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1999, 49, 341-342.
Effective publication: SHIEH (W.Y.) and JEAN (W.D.): Alterococcus agarolyticus, gen. nov., sp. nov., a halophilic thermophilic bacterium capable of agar degradation. Can. J. Microbiol., 1998, 44, 637-645.
Validation List no. 69 in IJSEM Online - Effective publication Online

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