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Genus Byssovorax

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: 1
Number of subspecies cited in this file: 0

Classification (Warning: see also the file "Classification of prokaryotes: Introduction").

 

Byssovorax Reichenbach 2006, gen. nov.
Type species: ¤ Byssovorax cruenta (ex Thaxter 1897) Reichenbach 2006.
Etymology: Gr. n. byssos, cotton, fine linen (for cellulose); L. adj. vorax, voracious, devouring; N.L. fem. n. Byssovorax, devourer of cellulose.
Valid publication: REICHENBACH (H.), LANG (E.), SCHUMANN (P.) and SPRÖER (C.): Byssovorax cruenta gen. nov., sp. nov., nom. rev., a cellulose-degrading myxobacterium: rediscovery of 'Myxococcus cruentus' Thaxter 1897. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2006, 56, 2357-2363.
Original article in IJSEM Online

Note: Byssovorax Reichenbach 2006 was previously known as Byssophaga Reichenbach 2005 [REICHENBACH (H.): Genus II. Byssophaga gen. nov. In: D.J. BRENNER, N.R. KRIEG, J.T. STALEY and G. M. GARRITY (editors), Bergey's Manual of Systematic Bacteriology, second edition, vol. 2 (The Proteobacteria), part C (The Alpha-, Beta-, Delta-, and Epsilonproteobacteria), Springer, New York, 2005, pp. 1118-1121.]

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Byssovorax cruenta (ex Thaxter 1897) Reichenbach 2006, sp. nov., nom. rev. (Type species of the genus.)
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) By c2 = CIP 108850 = DSM 14553 = JCM 12614.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: AJ833647.
Etymology: L. fem. adj. cruenta, blood-red.
Valid publication: REICHENBACH (H.), LANG (E.), SCHUMANN (P.) and SPRÖER (C.): Byssovorax cruenta gen. nov., sp. nov., nom. rev., a cellulose-degrading myxobacterium: rediscovery of 'Myxococcus cruentus' Thaxter 1897. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2006, 56, 2357-2363.
Original article in IJSEM Online

Note: Byssovorax cruenta (ex Thaxter 1897) Reichenbach 2006 was previously known as "Myxococcus cruentus" Thaxter 1897 [1], or as "Byssophaga cruenta" (ex Thaxter 1897) Reichenbach 2005 [2].
References:
1 THAXTER (R.): Further observations on the Myxobacteriaceae. Bot. Gaz., 1897, 23, 395-411.
2 REICHENBACH (H.): Genus II. Byssophaga gen. nov. In: D.J. BRENNER, N.R. KRIEG, J.T. STALEY and G. M. GARRITY (editors), Bergey's Manual of Systematic Bacteriology, second edition, vol. 2 (The Proteobacteria), part C (The Alpha-, Beta-, Delta-, and Epsilonproteobacteria), Springer, New York, 2005, pp. 1118-1121.

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