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Genus Bdellovibrio

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).


 

Bdellovibrio Stolp and Starr 1963, genus. (Type genus of the order ¤ Bdellovibrionales Garrity et al. 2006; type genus of the family ¤ Bdellovibrionaceae Garrity et al. 2006).
Type species: ¤ Bdellovibrio bacteriovorus Stolp and Starr 1963 (Approved Lists 1980).
Etymology: Gr. n. bdella, leech, sucker; L. v. vibro, to set in tremulous motion, move to and fro, vibrate; N.L. masc. n. vibrio, that which vibrates, and also a bacterial genus name of bacteria possessing a curved rod shape (Vibrio); N.L. n. Bdellovibrio, a leechlike vibrio.
Approved Lists reference: SKERMAN (V.B.D.), McGOWAN (V.) and SNEATH (P.H.A.) (editors): Approved Lists of Bacterial Names. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1980, 30, 225-420 (Approved Lists of Bacterial Names in IJSEM Online - Approved Lists of Bacterial Names Amended edition).
Original publication: STOLP (H.J.) and STARR (M.P.): Bdellovibrio bacteriovorus gen. et sp. n., a predatory; ectoparasitic and bacteriolytic microorganism. Antonie van Leeuwenhoek Journal of Microbiology and Serology, 1963, 29, 217-248.

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Bdellovibrio bacteriovorus Stolp and Starr 1963, species. (Type species of the genus.)
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) ATCC 15356= DSM 50701 = NCIB (now NCIMB) 9529.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: AJ292759.
Etymology: L. neut. n. bacterium, rod or staff and, in biology, a bacterium (so called because the first ones observed were rod-shaped); L. v. voro, to eat,  to devour; N.L. masc. adj. bacteriovorus, bacteria devouring.
Approved Lists reference: SKERMAN (V.B.D.), McGOWAN (V.) and SNEATH (P.H.A.) (editors): Approved Lists of Bacterial Names. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1980, 30, 225-420 (Approved Lists of Bacterial Names in IJSEM Online - Approved Lists of Bacterial Names Amended edition).
Original publication: STOLP (H.J.) and STARR (M.P.): Bdellovibrio bacteriovorus gen. et sp. n., a predatory; ectoparasitic and bacteriolytic microorganism. Antonie van Leeuwenhoek Journal of Microbiology and Serology, 1963, 29, 217-248.

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Bdellovibrio exovorus Koval et al. 2013, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) JSS = ATCC BAA-2330 = DSM 25223.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: EF687743.
Etymology: Gr. pref. exo-, outside; L. v. vorare, to devour, to consume; L. suff. -vorus, eating; N.L. masc. adj. exovorus, eating outside, referring to the epibiotic life cycle.
Valid publication: KOVAL (S.F.), HYNES (S.H.), FLANNAGAN (R.S.), PASTERNAK (Z.), DAVIDOV (Y.) and JURKEVITCH (E.): Bdellovibrio exovorus sp. nov., a novel predator of Caulobacter crescentus. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2013, 63, 146-151.
Original article in IJSEM Online

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Bdellovibrio starrii Seidler et al. 1972, species.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) A3.12 = ATCC 15145= NCCB 72004.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: AF084852.
Etymology: N.L. gen. masc. n. starrii, of Starr, named after M.P. Starr, an investigator of the bdellovibrios.
Approved Lists reference: SKERMAN (V.B.D.), McGOWAN (V.) and SNEATH (P.H.A.) (editors): Approved Lists of Bacterial Names. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1980, 30, 225-420 (Approved Lists of Bacterial Names in IJSEM Online - Approved Lists of Bacterial Names Amended edition).
Original publication: SEIDLER (R.J.), MANDEL (M.) and BAPTIST (J.N.): Molecular heterogeneity of the bdellovibrios; evidence for two new species. Journal of Bacteriology, 1972, 109, 209-217.

¤ Bacteriovorax starrii (Seidler et al. 1972) Baer et al. 2000, comb. nov.

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

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Bdellovibrio stolpii Seidler et al. 1972, species.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) Uki2 = ATCC 27052= DSM 12778 = DSM 50722.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: AJ288899.
Etymology: N.L. masc. gen. n. stolpii, of Stolp, named after the American microbiologist Stolp.
Approved Lists reference: SKERMAN (V.B.D.), McGOWAN (V.) and SNEATH (P.H.A.) (editors): Approved Lists of Bacterial Names. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1980, 30, 225-420 (Approved Lists of Bacterial Names in IJSEM Online - Approved Lists of Bacterial Names Amended edition).
Original publication: SEIDLER (R.J.), MANDEL (M.) and BAPTIST (J.N.): Molecular heterogeneity of the bdellovibrios; evidence for two new species. Journal of Bacteriology, 1972, 109, 209-217.

¤ Bacteriovorax stolpii (Seidler et al. 1972) Baer et al. 2000, comb. nov.

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

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