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Genus Bacteriovorax

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: 4
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).


 

Bacteriovorax Baer et al. 2000, gen. nov. (Type genus of the family ¤ Bacteriovoracaceae Davidov and Jurkevitch 2004).
Type species: ¤ Bacteriovorax stolpii (Seidler et al. 1972) Baer et al. 2000.
Etymology: L. neut. n. bacterium, rod or staff and, in biology, a bacterium (so called because the first ones observed were rod-shaped); L. adj. vorax, devouring, ravenous, voracious; N.L. masc. n. Bacteriovorax, devourer of bacteria.
Valid publication: BAER (M.L.), RAVEL (J.), CHUN (J.), HILL (R.T.) and WILLIAMS (H.N.): A proposal for the reclassification of Bdellovibrio stolpii and Bdellovibrio starrii into a new genus, Bacteriovorax gen. nov. as Bacteriovorax stolpii comb. nov. and Bacteriovorax starrii comb. nov., respectively. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2000, 50, 219-224.
Original article in IJSEM Online

Note: The gender of the genus Bacteriovorax is not given by Baer et al. 2000, and the names of the specific epithets (Bacteriovorax stolpii comb. nov. and Bacteriovorax starrii comb. nov.) did not allow the correct gender to be determined. Bacteriovorax may be in the masculine, in the feminine or in the neuter gender. However, in 2004, Baer et al. propose the new species Bacteriovorax litoralis and Bacteriovorax marinus. The epithets litoralis and marinus are in the masculine gender. According to Rule 65(1) when the original author failed to indicate the gender, a subsequent author has the right of choice. Clearly, Baer et al. 2004 chose the masculine gender.

Note: Piñeiro et al. 2008 propose to transfer ¤ Bacteriovorax stolpii (Seidler et al. 1972) Baer et al. 2000, the type species of the genus Bacteriovorax, to the genus ¤ Bacteriolyticum Piñeiro et al. 2008 as ¤ Bacteriolyticum stolpii (Seidler et al. 1972) Piñeiro et al. 2008, comb. nov. According to Principle 1, Rule 15, and Rule 37a, this proposal is illegitimate and the genus name ¤ Bacteriolyticum Piñeiro et al. 2008 is illegitimate.
Reference: PIÑEIRO (S.A.), WILLIAMS (H.N.) and STINE (O.C.): Phylogenetic relationships amongst the saltwater members of the genus Bacteriovorax. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2008, 58, 1203-1209.
Original article in IJSEM Online

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Bacteriovorax litoralis Baer et al. 2004, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) JS5 = ATCC BAA-684 = DSM 15409.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: AF084859.
Etymology: L. masc. adj. litoralis, of or belonging to the sea-shore, pertaining to the coast.
Valid publication: BAER (M.L.), RAVEL (J.), PIÑEIRO (S.A.), GUETHER-BORG (D.) and WILLIAMS (H.N.): Reclassification of salt-water Bdellovibrio sp. as Bacteriovorax marinus sp. nov. and Bacteriovorax litoralis sp. nov. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2004, 54, 1011-1016.
Original article in IJSEM Online

¤ Halobacteriovorax litoralis (Baer et al. 2004) Koval et al. 2015, comb. nov.

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Bacteriovorax marinus Baer et al. 2004, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) SJ = ATCC BAA-682 = DSM 15412.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: AF084854.
Etymology: L. masc. adj. marinus, of the sea, marine.
Valid publication: BAER (M.L.), RAVEL (J.), PIÑEIRO (S.A.), GUETHER-BORG (D.) and WILLIAMS (H.N.): Reclassification of salt-water Bdellovibrio sp. as Bacteriovorax marinus sp. nov. and Bacteriovorax litoralis sp. nov. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2004, 54, 1011-1016.
Original article in IJSEM Online

¤ Halobacteriovorax marinus (Baer et al. 2004) Koval et al. 2015, comb. nov.

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Bacteriovorax starrii (Seidler et al. 1972) Baer et al. 2000, comb. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) A3.12 = ATCC 15145= NCCB 72004.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: AF084852.
Basonym: ¤ Bdellovibrio starrii Seidler et al. 1972 (Approved Lists 1980).
Etymology: N.L. gen. masc. n. starrii, of Starr, named after M.P. Starr, an investigator of the bdellovibrios.
Valid publication: BAER (M.L.), RAVEL (J.), CHUN (J.), HILL (R.T.) and WILLIAMS (H.N.): A proposal for the reclassification of Bdellovibrio stolpii and Bdellovibrio starrii into a new genus, Bacteriovorax gen. nov. as Bacteriovorax stolpii comb. nov. and Bacteriovorax starrii comb. nov., respectively. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2000, 50, 219-224.
Original article in IJSEM Online

¤ Peredibacter starrii (Seidler et al. 1972) Davidov and Jurkevitch 2004 comb. nov.

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Bacteriovorax stolpii (Seidler et al. 1972) Baer et al. 2000, comb. nov. (Type species of the genus.)
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) Uki2 = ATCC 27052= DSM 12778 = DSM 50722.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: AJ288899.
Basonym: ¤ Bdellovibrio stolpii Seidler et al. 1972 (Approved Lists 1980).
Etymology: N.L. masc. gen. n. stolpii, of Stolp, named after the American microbiologist Stolp.
Valid publication: BAER (M.L.), RAVEL (J.), CHUN (J.), HILL (R.T.) and WILLIAMS (H.N.): A proposal for the reclassification of Bdellovibrio stolpii and Bdellovibrio starrii into a new genus, Bacteriovorax gen. nov. as Bacteriovorax stolpii comb. nov. and Bacteriovorax starrii comb. nov., respectively. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2000, 50, 219-224.
Original article in IJSEM Online

¤ Bacteriolyticum stolpii (Seidler et al. 1972) Piñeiro et al. 2008, comb. nov. (illegitimate new combination).

Note: Piñeiro et al. 2008 propose to transfer Bacteriovorax stolpii (Seidler et al. 1972) Baer et al. 2000, the type species of the genus Bacteriovorax, to the genus ¤ Bacteriolyticum Piñeiro et al. 2008 as ¤ Bacteriolyticum stolpii (Seidler et al. 1972) Piñeiro et al. 2008, comb. nov. According to Principle 1, Rule 15, Rule 37a and 51b (2)  the new combination ¤ Bacteriolyticum stolpii (Seidler et al. 1972) Piñeiro et al. 2008 is illegitimate.
Reference: PIÑEIRO (S.A.), WILLIAMS (H.N.) and STINE (O.C.): Phylogenetic relationships amongst the saltwater members of the genus Bacteriovorax. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2008, 58, 1203-1209.
Original article in IJSEM Online

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