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Genus Ammonifex

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: 2
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).


 

Ammonifex Huber and Stetter 1996, gen. nov.
Type species: ¤ Ammonifex degensii Huber and Stetter 1996.
Etymology: N.L. n. ammonium, ammonium; L. suff. -fex (from L. v. facere, to make), maker; N.L. masc. n. Ammonifex, the ammonium-maker.
Valid publication: Validation List no. 58. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1996, 46, 836-837.
Effective publication: HUBER (H.), ROSSNAGEL (P.), WOESE (C.R.), RACHEL (R.), LANGWORTHY (T.A.) and STETTER (K.O.): Formation of ammonium from nitrate during chemolithoautotrophic growth of the extremely thermophilic bacterium Ammonifex degensii gen. nov. sp. nov. Syst. Appl. Microbiol., 1996, 19, 40-49.
Validation List no. 58 in IJSEM Online - Effective publication Online

Ammonifex Huber and Stetter 1996 emend. Miroshnichenko et al. 2008.
Type species: ¤ Ammonifex degensii Huber and Stetter 1996.
Etymology: N.L. n. ammonium, ammonium; L. suff. -fex (from L. v. facere, to make), maker; N.L. masc. n. Ammonifex, the ammonium-maker.
Reference: MIROSHNICHENKO (M.L.), TOUROVA (T.P.), KOLGANOVA (T.V.), KOSTRIKINA (N.A.), CHERNYCH (N.) and BONCH-OSMOLOVSKAYA (E.A.): Ammonifex thiophilus sp. nov., a hyperthermophilic anaerobic bacterium from a Kamchatka hot spring. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2008, 58, 2935-2938.
Original article in IJSEM Online

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Ammonifex degensii Huber and Stetter 1996, sp. nov. (Type species of the genus.)
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) KC4 = DSM 10501.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: CP001785 (complete genome).
Etymology: N.L. gen. n. degensii, of Degens, honoring Egon T. Degens.
Valid publication: Validation List no. 58. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1996, 46, 836-837.
Effective publication: HUBER (H.), ROSSNAGEL (P.), WOESE (C.R.), RACHEL (R.), LANGWORTHY (T.A.) and STETTER (K.O.): Formation of ammonium from nitrate during chemolithoautotrophic growth of the extremely thermophilic bacterium Ammonifex degensii gen. nov. sp. nov. Syst. Appl. Microbiol., 1996, 19, 40-49.
Validation List no. 58 in IJSEM Online - Effective publication Online

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Ammonifex thiophilus Miroshnichenko et al. 2008, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) SR = DSM 19636 = VKM B-2461.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: EF554597.
Etymology: Gr. n. theion (Latin transliteration thium), sulfur; N.L. masc. adj. philus (from Gr. masc. adj. philos), friend, loving; N.L. masc. adj. thiophilus, sulfur-loving.
Valid publication: MIROSHNICHENKO (M.L.), TOUROVA (T.P.), KOLGANOVA (T.V.), KOSTRIKINA (N.A.), CHERNYCH (N.) and BONCH-OSMOLOVSKAYA (E.A.): Ammonifex thiophilus sp. nov., a hyperthermophilic anaerobic bacterium from a Kamchatka hot spring. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2008, 58, 2935-2938.
Original article in IJSEM Online

Note: The epithet thiophilus is a "N.L. masc. adj.", not a "N.L. neut. adj." as cited in the paper by Miroshnichenko et al. 2008.

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