Genus Azospira

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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").

 

Azospira Reinhold-Hurek and Hurek 2000, gen. nov.
Type species: ¤ Azospira oryzae Reinhold-Hurek and Hurek 2000.
Etymology: N.L. n. azotum [from Fr. n. azote (from Gr. prep. a, not; Gr. n. zôê, life; N.Gr. n. azôê, not sustaining life)], nitrogen; N.L. pref. azo-, pertaining to nitrogen; L. fem. n. spira, coil, spire; N.L. fem. n. Azospira, nitrogen-fixing spiral.
Reference: REINHOLD-HUREK (B.) and HUREK (T.): Reassessment of the taxonomic structure of the diazotrophic genus Azoarcus sensu lato and description of three new genera and new species, Azovibrio restrictus gen. nov., sp. nov., Azospira oryzae gen. nov., sp. nov. and Azonexus fungiphilus gen. nov., sp. nov. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2000, 50, 649-659.
Original article in IJSEM Online

Note: According to Tan and Reinhold-Hurek 2003, Azospira Reinhold-Hurek and Hurek 2000 is an earlier heterotypic synonym of ¤ Dechlorosoma Achenbach et al. 2001.
Reference: TAN (Z.) and REINHOLD-HUREK (B.): Dechlorosoma suillum Achenbach et al. 2001 is a later subjective synonym of Azospira oryzae Reinhold-Hurek and Hurek 2000. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2003, 53, 1139-1142.
Original article in IJSEM Online

Azospira Reinhold-Hurek and Hurek 2000 emend. Bae et al. 2007.
Type species: ¤ Azospira oryzae Reinhold-Hurek and Hurek 2000.
Etymology: N.L. n. azotum [from Fr. n. azote (from Gr. prep. a, not; Gr. n. zôê, life; N.Gr. n. azôê, not sustaining life)], nitrogen; L. fem. n. spira, coil, spire; N.L. fem. n. Azospira, nitrogen-fixing spiral.
Reference: BAE (H.S.), RASH (B.A.), RAINEY (F.A.), NOBRE (M.F.), TIAGO (I.), DA COSTA (M.S.) and MOE (W.M.): Description of Azospira restricta sp. nov., a nitrogen-fixing bacterium isolated from groundwater. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2007, 57, 1521-1526.
Original article in IJSEM Online

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Azospira oryzae Reinhold-Hurek and Hurek 2000, sp. nov. (Type species of the genus.)
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) strain 6a3 = LMG 9096.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: AF011347.
Etymology: L. gen. n. oryzae, of rice, referring to its frequent occurrence in association with rice roots.
Reference: REINHOLD-HUREK (B.) and HUREK (T.): Reassessment of the taxonomic structure of the diazotrophic genus Azoarcus sensu lato and description of three new genera and new species, Azovibrio restrictus gen. nov., sp. nov., Azospira oryzae gen. nov., sp. nov. and Azonexus fungiphilus gen. nov., sp. nov. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2000, 50, 649-659.
Original article in IJSEM Online

Note: Azospira oryzae Reinhold-Hurek and Hurek 2000 was previously known as Azoarcus sp. group D.

Azospira oryzae Reinhold-Hurek and Hurek 2000 emend. Tan and Reinhold-Hurek 2003.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) strain 6a3 = LMG 9096.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: AF011347.
Etymology: L. gen. n. oryzae, of rice, referring to its frequent occurrence in association with rice roots.
Reference: TAN (Z.) and REINHOLD-HUREK (B.): Dechlorosoma suillum Achenbach et al. 2001 is a later subjective synonym of Azospira oryzae Reinhold-Hurek and Hurek 2000. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2003, 53, 1139-1142.
Original article in IJSEM Online

Note: According to Tan and Reinhold-Hurek 2003, Azospira oryzae Reinhold-Hurek and Hurek 2000 emend. Tan and Reinhold-Hurek 2003 is an earlier heterotypic synonym of ¤ Dechlorosoma suillum Achenbach et al. 2001.
Reference: TAN (Z.) and REINHOLD-HUREK (B.): Dechlorosoma suillum Achenbach et al. 2001 is a later subjective synonym of Azospira oryzae Reinhold-Hurek and Hurek 2000. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2003, 53, 1139-1142.
Original article in IJSEM Online

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Azospira restricta Bae et al. 2007, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) strain SUA2 = DSM 18626 = LMG 23819 = NRRL B-41660.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: DQ974114.
Etymology: L. fem. part. adj. restricta, limited, restricted, referring to the restricted spectrum of metabolized substrates.
Reference: BAE (H.S.), RASH (B.A.), RAINEY (F.A.), NOBRE (M.F.), TIAGO (I.), DA COSTA (M.S.) and MOE (W.M.): Description of Azospira restricta sp. nov., a nitrogen-fixing bacterium isolated from groundwater. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2007, 57, 1521-1526.
Original article in IJSEM Online

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