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Genus Blastochloris

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: 3
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).


 

Blastochloris Hiraishi 1997, gen. nov.
Type species: ¤ Blastochloris viridis (Drews and Giesbrecht 1966) Hiraishi 1997.
Recommended three-letter abbreviation: Blc. (see the file ¤ "Three-letter code for abbreviations of generic names").
Etymology: Gr. n. blastos, bud shoot; Gr. adj. chlôros, green; N.L. fem. n. Blastochloris, green bud shoot.
Valid publication: HIRAISHI (A.): Transfer of the bacteriochlorophyll b-containing phototrophic bacteria Rhodopseudomonas viridis and Rhodopseudomonas sulfoviridis to the genus Blastochloris gen. nov. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1997, 47, 217-219.
Original article in IJSEM Online

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Blastochloris gulmargensis Venkata Ramana et al. 2011, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) JA248 = DSM 19786 = JCM 14795.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: AM502287.
Etymology: N.L. fem. adj. gulmargensis, of or pertaining to Gulmarg, a hilly resort in Kashmir, India, from where the type strain was isolated.
Valid publication: VENKATA RAMANA (V.), KAPOOR (S.), SHOBHA (E.), RAMPRASAD (E.V.V.), SASIKALA (C.) and RAMANA (C.V.): Blastochloris gulmargensis sp. nov., isolated from an epilithic phototrophic biofilm. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2011, 61, 1811-1816.
Original article in IJSEM Online

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Blastochloris sulfoviridis (Keppen and Gorlenko 1975) Hiraishi 1997, comb. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) V.M. Gorlenko P1 = DSM 729 = NBRC 103805.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: D86514.
Basonym: ¤ Rhodopseudomonas sulfoviridis Keppen and Gorlenko 1975 (Approved Lists 1980).
Etymology: L. n. sulfur, sulfur; L. adj. viridis, green; N.L. fem. adj. sulfoviridis, green and with sulfur.
Valid publication: HIRAISHI (A.): Transfer of the bacteriochlorophyll b-containing phototrophic bacteria Rhodopseudomonas viridis and Rhodopseudomonas sulfoviridis to the genus Blastochloris gen. nov. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1997, 47, 217-219.
Original article in IJSEM Online

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Blastochloris viridis (Drews and Giesbrecht 1966) Hiraishi 1997, comb. nov. (Type species of the genus.)
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) G. Drews F = ATCC 19567= CCUG 7830 = CCUG 30818 = DSM 133 = HAMBI 1089 = LMG 4321 = NBRC 102659.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: AF084495.
Basonym: ¤ Rhodopseudomonas viridis Drews and Giesbrecht 1966 (Approved Lists 1980).
Etymology: L. fem. adj. viridis, green.
Valid publication: HIRAISHI (A.): Transfer of the bacteriochlorophyll b-containing phototrophic bacteria Rhodopseudomonas viridis and Rhodopseudomonas sulfoviridis to the genus Blastochloris gen. nov. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1997, 47, 217-219.
Original article in IJSEM Online

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