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Genus Blastococcus

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, including synonyms, cited in this file: 7
Number of subspecies, including synonyms, 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).


 

Blastococcus Ahrens and Moll 1970, genus.
Type species: ¤ Blastococcus aggregatus Ahrens and Moll 1970 (Approved Lists 1980).
Etymology: Gr. n. blastos, bud, shoot; N.L. masc. n. coccus (from Gr. masc. n. kokkos, grain, seed), coccus; N.L. masc. n. Blastococcus, budding coccus.
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: AHRENS (R.) and MOLL (G.): Ein neues Knospendes Bakterium aus der Ostsee. Archiv für Mikrobiologie, 1970, 70, 243-265.

Blastococcus Ahrens and Moll 1970 (Approved Lists 1980) emend. Urzì et al. 2004.
Reference: URZÌ (C.), SALAMONE (P.), SCHUMANN (P.), ROHDE (M.) and STACKEBRANDT (E.): Blastococcus saxobsidens sp. nov., and emended descriptions of the genus Blastococcus Ahrens and Moll 1970 and Blastococcus aggregatus Ahrens and Moll 1970. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2004, 54, 253-259.
Original article in IJSEM Online

Blastococcus Ahrens and Moll 1970 (Approved Lists 1980) emend. Lee 2006.
Reference: LEE (S.D.): Blastococcus jejuensis sp. nov., an actinomycete from beach sediment, and emended description of the genus Blastococcus Ahrens and Moll 1970. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2006, 56, 2391-2396.
Original article in IJSEM Online

Blastococcus Ahrens and Moll 1970 (Approved Lists 1980) emend. Urzì et al. 2004 emend. Hezbri et al. 2016.
Reference: HEZBRI, K., LOUATI, M., NOUIOUI, I., GTARI, M., ROHDE, M., SPRÖER, C., SCHUMANN, P., KLENK, H. P., GHODHBANE-GTARI, F. and MONTERO-CALASANZ, M. D. 2016. Blastococcus capsensis sp. nov., isolated from an archaeological Roman pool and emended description of the genus Blastococcus, B. aggregatus, B. saxobsidens, B. jejuensis and B. endophyticus. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 66, 4864-4872.
Original article.

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Blastococcus aggregatus Ahrens and Moll 1970, species. (Type species of the genus.)
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) ATCC 25902= DSM 4725 = JCM 12602.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: L40614.
Etymology: L. masc. part. adj. aggregatus, added to, joined together, referring to the tendency to form coccoid aggregates.
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: AHRENS (R.) and MOLL (G.): Ein neues Knospendes Bakterium aus der Ostsee. Archiv für Mikrobiologie, 1970, 70, 243-265.

Blastococcus aggregatus Ahrens and Moll 1970 (Approved Lists 1980) emend. Urzì et al. 2004.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) ATCC 25902= DSM 4725 = JCM 12602.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: L40614.
Etymology: L. masc. part. adj. aggregatus, added to, joined together, referring to the tendency to form coccoid aggregates.
Reference: URZÌ (C.), SALAMONE (P.), SCHUMANN (P.), ROHDE (M.) and STACKEBRANDT (E.): Blastococcus saxobsidens sp. nov., and emended descriptions of the genus Blastococcus Ahrens and Moll 1970 and Blastococcus aggregatus Ahrens and Moll 1970. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2004, 54, 253-259.
Original article in IJSEM Online

Blastococcus aggregatus Ahrens and Moll 1970 emend. Hezbri et al. 2016.
Reference: HEZBRI, K., LOUATI, M., NOUIOUI, I., GTARI, M., ROHDE, M., SPRÖER, C., SCHUMANN, P., KLENK, H. P., GHODHBANE-GTARI, F. and MONTERO-CALASANZ, M. D. 2016. Blastococcus capsensis sp. nov., isolated from an archaeological Roman pool and emended description of the genus Blastococcus, B. aggregatus, B. saxobsidens, B. jejuensis and B. endophyticus. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 66, 4864-4872.
Original article.

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Blastococcus capsensis Hezbri et al. 2016, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) BMG 804=DSM 46835=CECT 8876.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: LN626274.
Whole-genome sequence accession no. for the type strain: .
Etymology: N.L. masc. adj. capsensis, of or belonging to Capsa, the archaeological city now known as Gafsa located in southeast Tunisia, where the bacterium was collected.
Source: Environmental.
Valid publication: HEZBRI, K., LOUATI, M., NOUIOUI, I., GTARI, M., ROHDE, M., SPRÖER, C., SCHUMANN, P., KLENK, H. P., GHODHBANE-GTARI, F. and MONTERO-CALASANZ, M. D. 2016. Blastococcus capsensis sp. nov., isolated from an archaeological Roman pool and emended description of the genus Blastococcus, B. aggregatus, B. saxobsidens, B. jejuensis and B. endophyticus. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 66, 4864-4872.
Original article in IJSEM Online

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Blastococcus colisei Hezbri et al. 2017, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) BMG 822=CECT 8823=DSM 46837.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: LN626273.
Etymology: -.
Source: Environmental.
Valid publication: VALIDATION LIST no. 175. List of new names and new combinations previously effectively, but not validly, published. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 67 (2017), 1095-1098.
Validation List Online
Effective publication: HEZBRI, K., NOUIOUI, I., ROHDE, M., SCHUMANN, P., GTARI, M., KLENK, H. P., MONTERO-CALASANZ, M. D. and GHODHBANE-GTARI, F. 2017. Blastococcus colisei sp. nov, isolated from an archaeological amphitheatre. Antonie van Leeuwenhoek, 110, 339-346.
Effective publication Online

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Blastococcus endophyticus Zhu et al. 2013, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) YIM 68236=CCTCC AA 209045=DSM 45413=KCTC 19998.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: GQ494034.
Etymology: Gr. pref. endo, within; Gr. n. phyton, plant; L. masc. suff. -icus, adjectival suffix used with the sense of belonging to; N.L. masc. adj. endophyticus, within plant, endophytic, pertaining to the isolation from plant tissues.
Source: Plant.
Valid publication: ZHU, W.-Y., ZHANG, J.-L., QIN, Y.-L., XIONG, Z.-J., ZHANG, D.-F., KLENK, H.-P., ZHAO, L.-X., XU, L.-H. and LI, W.-J. 2013. Blastococcus endophyticus sp. nov., an actinobacterium isolated from Camptotheca acuminata. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 63, 3269-3273.
Original article in IJSEM Online

Blastococcus endophyticus Zhu et al. 2013 emend. Hezbri et al. 2016.
Reference: HEZBRI, K., LOUATI, M., NOUIOUI, I., GTARI, M., ROHDE, M., SPRÖER, C., SCHUMANN, P., KLENK, H. P., GHODHBANE-GTARI, F. and MONTERO-CALASANZ, M. D. 2016. Blastococcus capsensis sp. nov., isolated from an archaeological Roman pool and emended description of the genus Blastococcus, B. aggregatus, B. saxobsidens, B. jejuensis and B. endophyticus. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 66, 4864-4872.
Original article.

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Blastococcus jejuensis Lee 2006, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) KST3-10 = JCM 15614 = KCCM 42251 = NRRL B-24440.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: DQ200983.
Etymology: N.L. masc. adj. jejuensis, of or belonging to Jeju, Republic of Korea, the site from which the type strain was isolated.
Valid publication: LEE (S.D.): Blastococcus jejuensis sp. nov., an actinomycete from beach sediment, and emended description of the genus Blastococcus Ahrens and Moll 1970. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2006, 56, 2391-2396.
Original article in IJSEM Online

Blastococcus jejuensis Lee 2006 emend. Hezbri et al. 2016.
Reference: HEZBRI, K., LOUATI, M., NOUIOUI, I., GTARI, M., ROHDE, M., SPRÖER, C., SCHUMANN, P., KLENK, H. P., GHODHBANE-GTARI, F. and MONTERO-CALASANZ, M. D. 2016. Blastococcus capsensis sp. nov., isolated from an archaeological Roman pool and emended description of the genus Blastococcus, B. aggregatus, B. saxobsidens, B. jejuensis and B. endophyticus. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 66, 4864-4872.
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Blastococcus saxobsidens Urzì et al. 2004, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) BC444 = DSM 44509 = JCM 13239 = NRRL B-24246.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: FN600641.
Etymology: L. neut. n. saxum, rock; L. part. adj. obsidens, staying, remaining, occupying; N.L. masc. part. adj. saxobsidens, rock-occupying.
Valid publication: URZÌ (C.), SALAMONE (P.), SCHUMANN (P.), ROHDE (M.) and STACKEBRANDT (E.): Blastococcus saxobsidens sp. nov., and emended descriptions of the genus Blastococcus Ahrens and Moll 1970 and Blastococcus aggregatus Ahrens and Moll 1970. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2004, 54, 253-259.
Original article in IJSEM Online

Notes:
1 In the paper by Urzì et al. 2004, the strain NRRL B-24246 is erroneously cited as NRRL 24246.
Reference: Erratum in IJSEM Online.
2 In the paper by Urzì et al. 2004, the 16S rRNA gene sequence of the type strain BC444 is given as AJ316571. According to the "NCBI Entrez Nucleotide", AJ316571 is the sequence of the strain BC448. The correct sequence number of the type strain BC444 should be AJ296061, but it is a short sequence (437 nucleotides).

Blastococcus saxobsidens Urzì et al. 2004 emend. Hezbri et al. 2016.
Reference: HEZBRI, K., LOUATI, M., NOUIOUI, I., GTARI, M., ROHDE, M., SPRÖER, C., SCHUMANN, P., KLENK, H. P., GHODHBANE-GTARI, F. and MONTERO-CALASANZ, M. D. 2016. Blastococcus capsensis sp. nov., isolated from an archaeological Roman pool and emended description of the genus Blastococcus, B. aggregatus, B. saxobsidens, B. jejuensis and B. endophyticus. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 66, 4864-4872.
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Blastococcus xanthinilyticus Hezbri et al. 2018, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) BMG 862=DSM 46842=CECT 8884.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: LN626275.
Etymology: N.L. n. xanthinum, xanthine; N.L. adj. lyticus (from Gr. adj. lytikos), able to dissolve; N.L. masc. adj. xanthinilyticus, hydrolysing xanthine.
Source: Environmental.
Valid publication: HEZBRI, K., NOUIOUI, I., ROHDE, M., SPROER, C., SCHUMANN, P., GTARI, M., KLENK, H. P., MONTERO-CALASANZ, M. D. C. and GHODHBANE-GTARI, F. 2018. Blastococcus xanthinilyticus sp. nov., isolated from monument. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 68, 1177-1183.
Original article in IJSEM Online

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