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Genus Chloroflexus

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: 2
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).


 

Chloroflexus Pierson and Castenholz 1974, genus. (Type genus of the order ¤ Chloroflexales Gupta et al. 2013; type genus of the family ¤ Chloroflexaceae Gupta et al. 2013; type genus of the suborder ¤ Chloroflexineae Gupta et al. 2013).
Type species: ¤ Chloroflexus aurantiacus Pierson and Castenholz 1974 (Approved Lists 1980).
Recommended three-letter abbreviation: Cfl. (see the file ¤ "Three-letter code for abbreviations of generic names").
Etymology: Gr. adj. chlôros, green; L. masc. n. flexus, a bending; N.L. masc. n. Chloroflexus, green bending.
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: PIERSON (B.K.) and CASTENHOLZ (R.W.): A phototrophic gliding filamentous bacterium of hot springs, Chloroflexus aurantiacus, gen. and sp. nov. Archives of Microbiology, 1974, 100, 5-24.

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Chloroflexus aggregans Hanada et al. 1995, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) MD-66 = DSM 9485.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: CP001337 (complete genome).
Etymology: L. v. aggregare, to flock or band together; L. part. adj. aggregans, assembling, aggregating.
Valid publication: HANADA (S.), HIRAISHI (A.), SHIMADA (K.) and MATSUURA (K.): Chloroflexus aggregans sp. nov., a filamentous phototrophic bacterium which forms dense cell aggregates by active gliding movement. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1995, 45, 676-681.
Original article in IJSEM Online

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Chloroflexus aurantiacus Pierson and Castenholz 1974, species. (Type species of the genus.)
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) ATCC 29366= DSM 635.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: D38365.
Etymology: N.L. masc. adj. aurantiacus, orange-colored.
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: PIERSON (B.K.) and CASTENHOLZ (R.W.): A phototrophic gliding filamentous bacterium of hot springs, Chloroflexus aurantiacus, gen. and sp. nov. Archives of Microbiology, 1974, 100, 5-24.

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