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Genus Colwellia

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: 17
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).


 

Colwellia Deming et al. 1988, gen. nov. (Type genus of the family ¤ Colwelliaceae Ivanova et al. 2004).
Type species: ¤ Colwellia psychrerythraea corrig. (ex D'Aoust and Kushner 1972) Deming et al. 1988.
Etymology: N.L. fem. dim. n. Colwellia, named in honor of the American microbiologist Professor Rita R. Colwell.
Valid publication: Validation List no. 26. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1988, 38, 328-329.
Effective publication: DEMING (J.W.), SOMERS (L.K.), STRAUBE (W.L.), SWARTZ (D.G.) and MacDONELL (M.T.): Isolation of an obligately barophilic bacterium and description of a new genus, Colwellia gen. nov. Syst. Appl. Microbiol., 1988, 10, 152-160.
Validation List no. 26 in IJSM Online - Effective publication Online

Note: In Validation List no. 26, the last author's name is erroneously cited as MacDONALD (M.T.).

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Colwellia aestuarii Jung et al. 2006, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) SMK-10 = DSM 17314 = KCTC 12480.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: DQ055844.
Etymology: L. n. aestuarium, a part of the sea-coast which, during the flood-tide, is overflowed, but at the ebb-tide is left covered with mud or slime; L. gen. n. aestuarii, of a tidal flat, from where the type strain was isolated.
Valid publication: JUNG (S.Y.), OH (T.K.) and YOON (J.H.): Colwellia aestuarii sp. nov., isolated from a tidal flat sediment in Korea. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2006, 56, 33-37.
Original article in IJSEM Online

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Colwellia aquaemaris Liu et al. 2014, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) S1=CGMCC 1.12165=JCM 18479.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA) for the type strain: JQ948043.
Etymology: L. fem. gen. n. aquae, of water; L. gen. n. maris, of the sea; N.L. gen. n. aquaemaris, of seawater.
Source: Animal.
Valid publication: LIU, Y., LIU, L.-Z., ZHONG, Z.-P., ZHOU, Y.-G., LIU, Y. and LIU, Z.-P. 2014. Colwellia aquaemaris sp. nov., isolated from the Cynoglossus semilaevis culture tank in a recirculating mariculture system. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 64, 3926-3930.
Original article in IJSEM Online

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Colwellia arctica Wang et al. 2015, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) 435=ATCC BAA-2609=CICC 10860.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA) for the type strain: KM108776.
Whole-genome sequence accession no. for the type strain: -.
Etymology: -.
Source: Environmental - marine.
Valid publication: Validation List no. 165. List of new names and new combinations previously effectively, but not validly, published. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 65 (2015), 2777-2783.
Validation List Online
Effective publication: Wang, F.-Q., Lin, X.Z., Chen, G.-J. and Du, Z.-J. 2015. Colwellia arctica sp. nov., isolated from Arctic marine sediment. Antonie van Leeuwenhoek 107, 723-729.
Effective publication Online

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Colwellia asteriadis Choi et al. 2010, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) KMD 002 = JCM 15608 = KCCM 90077.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: EU599214.
Etymology: N.L. n. Asterias, a zoological genus name; N.L. gen. n. asteriadis, of Asterias, referring to the isolation of the type strain from the starfish Asterias amurensis.
Valid publication: CHOI (E.J.), KWON (H.C.), KOH (H.Y.), KIM (Y.S.) and YANG (H.O.): Colwellia asteriadis sp. nov., a marine bacterium isolated from the starfish Asterias amurensis. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2010, 60, 1952-1957.
Original article in IJSEM Online

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Colwellia chukchiensis Yu et al. 2011, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) BCw111 = CGMCC 1.9127 = DSM 22576 = LMG 25329.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: FJ889599.
Etymology: N.L. fem. adj. chukchiensis, of or belonging to the Chukchi Sea, the geographical origin of the type strain.
Valid publication: YU (Y.), LI (H.R.) and ZENG (Y.X.): Colwellia chukchiensis sp. nov., a psychrotolerant bacterium isolated from the Arctic Ocean. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2011, 61, 850-853.
Original article in IJSEM Online

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Colwellia demingiae Bowman et al. 1998, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) ACAM 459 = CIP 105823 = ICP11.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: U85845.
Etymology: N.L. gen. fem. n. demingiae, of Deming, named in honor of Jody W. Deming, an American microbiologist who has expanded the knowledge of deep-sea bacteria.
Valid publication: BOWMAN (J.P.), GOSINK (J.J.), McCAMMON (S.A.), LEWIS (T.E.), NICHOLS (D.S.), NICHOLS (P.D.), SKERRATT (J.H.), STALEY (J.T.) and McMEEKIN (T.A.): Colwellia demingiae sp. nov., Colwellia hornerae sp. nov., Colwellia rossensis and Colwellia psychrotropica sp. nov.: psychrophilic Antarctic species with the ability to synthesize docosahexaenoic acid (22:6ω3). Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1998, 48, 1171-1180.
Original article in IJSEM Online

Note: In the contents list for volume 48, part 4 (October), of the IJSB, this name is erroneously cited as Colwellia demingae (sic).

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Colwellia hadaliensis Deming et al. 1988, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) BNL-1 (reported to be an obligate barophilic organism).
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: not found.
Etymology: N.L. adj. hadalis [from Eng. adj. hadal (used in oceanographic terminology and derived from Gr. n. Hades, god of the underworld)], hadal; N.L. fem. adj. hadaliensis, of, or pertaining to, the greatest depths of the ocean.
Valid publication: Validation List no. 26. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1988, 38, 328-329.
Effective publication: DEMING (J.W.), SOMERS (L.K.), STRAUBE (W.L.), SWARTZ (D.G.) and MacDONELL (M.T.): Isolation of an obligately barophilic bacterium and description of a new genus, Colwellia gen. nov. Syst. Appl. Microbiol., 1988, 10, 152-160.
Validation List no. 26 in IJSM Online - Effective publication Online

Notes:
1 In Validation List no. 26, the last author's name is erroneously cited as MacDONALD (M.T.).
2 The type strain is currently not available from a recognized culture collection.
Reference: YARZA (P.), SPRÖER (C.), SWIDERSKI (J.), MROTZEK (N.), SPRING (S.), TINDALL (B.J.), GRONOW (S.), PUKALL (R.), KLENK (H.P.), LANG (E.), VERBARG (S.), CROUCH (A.), LILBURN (T.), BECK (B.), UNOSSON (C.), CARDEW (S.), MOORE (E.R.B.), GOMILA (M.), NAKAGAWA (Y.), JANSSENS (D.), DE VOS (P.), PEIREN (J.), SUTTELS (T.), CLERMONT (D.), BIZET (C.), SAKAMOTO (M.), IIDA (T.), KUDO (T.), KOSAKO (Y.), OSHIDA (Y.), OHKUMA (M.), ARAHAL (D.R.), SPIECK (E.), POMMERENING ROESER (A.), FIGGE (M.), PARK (D.), BUCHANAN (P.), CIFUENTES (A.), MUNOZ (R.), EUZEBY (J.P.), SCHLEIFER (K.H.), LUDWIG (W.), AMANN (R.), GLÖCKNER (F.O.) and RÓSSELLO-MÓRA (R.): Sequencing orphan species initiative (SOS): Filling the gaps in the 16S rRNA gene sequence database for all species with validly published names. Syst. Appl. Microbiol., 2013, 36, 69-73.
Publication online

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Colwellia hornerae Bowman et al. 1998, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) IC035 = ACAM 607 = CIP 105821.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: JN175346.
Etymology: N.L. gen. fem. n. hornerae, of Horner, named in honor of Rita Horner, an American biologist who pioneered studies on sea-ice microbiota.
Valid publication: BOWMAN (J.P.), GOSINK (J.J.), McCAMMON (S.A.), LEWIS (T.E.), NICHOLS (D.S.), NICHOLS (P.D.), SKERRATT (J.H.), STALEY (J.T.) and McMEEKIN (T.A.): Colwellia demingiae sp. nov., Colwellia hornerae sp. nov., Colwellia rossensis and Colwellia psychrotropica sp. nov.: psychrophilic Antarctic species with the ability to synthesize docosahexaenoic acid (22:6ω3). Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1998, 48, 1171-1180.
Original article in IJSEM Online

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Colwellia maris Yumoto et al. 1998, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) ABE-1 = CIP 106458 = JCM 10085.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: AB002630.
Etymology: L. n. mare -is, the sea; L. gen. n. maris, of the sea.
Valid publication: YUMOTO (I.), KAWASAKI (K.), IWATA (H.), MATSUYAMA (H.) and OKUYAMA (H.): Assignment of Vibrio sp. strain ABE-1 to Colwellia maris sp. nov., a new psychrophilic bacterium. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1998, 48, 1357-1362.
Original article in IJSEM Online

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Colwellia meonggei Kim et al. 2014, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) MA1-3=KCTC 32380=CECT 8302.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA) for the type strain: KF193862.
Whole-genome sequence accession no. for the type strain: N/A.
Etymology: -.
Source: Animal.
Valid publication: Validation List no. 156. List of new names and new combinations previously effectively, but not validly, published. Int. J Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 64 (2014), 693-696.
Validation List Online
Effective publication: KIM, Y.-O., PARK, S., NAM, B.-H., JUNG, Y.-T., KIM, D.-G. and YOON, J.-H. 2013. Colwellia meonggei sp. nov., a novel gammaproteobacterium isolated from sea squirt Halocynthia roretzi. Antonie van Leeuwenhoek, 104, 1021-1027.
Effective publication Online

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Colwellia mytili Kim et al. 2017, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) RA2-7=KCTC 52417=NBRC 112381.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA) for the type strain: KX450475.
Etymology: L. gen. n. mytili, of Mytilus, named after the generic name of the mussel Mytilus edulis, from which the type strain was isolated.
Source: Animal.
Valid publication: KIM, Y. O., PARK, I. S., PARK, S., NAM, B. H., JUNG, Y. T., KIM, D. G. and YOON, J. H. 2017. Colwellia mytili sp. nov., isolated from mussel Mytilus edulis. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 67, 31-36.
Original article in IJSEM Online

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Colwellia piezophila Nogi et al. 2004, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) Y223G = ATCC BAA-637 = JCM 11831.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: AB094412.
Etymology: Gr. v. piezo: to press; N.L. adj. philus -a -um (from Gr. adj. philos -ê -on), friend, loving; N.L. fem. adj. piezophila, loving pressure.
Valid publication: NOGI (Y.), HOSOYA (S.), KATO (C.) and HORIKOSHI (K.): Colwellia piezophila sp. nov., a novel piezophilic species from deep-sea sediments of the Japan Trench. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2004, 54, 1627-1631.
Original article in IJSEM Online

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Colwellia polaris Zhang et al. 2008, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) 537 = CGMCC 1.6132 = JCM 13952.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: DQ007434.
Etymology: N.L. fem. adj. polaris, polar, referring to the isolation of the type strain from the Arctic Ocean.
Valid publication: ZHANG (D.C.), YU (Y.), XIN (Y.H.), LIU (H.C.), ZHOU (P.J.) and ZHOU (Y.G.): Colwellia polaris sp. nov., a psychrotolerant bacterium isolated from Arctic sea ice. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2008, 58, 1931-1934.
Original article in IJSEM Online

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Colwellia psychrerythraea corrig. (ex D'Aoust and Kushner 1972) Deming et al. 1988, nom. rev., comb. nov. (Type species of the genus.)
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) ATCC 27364.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: AB011364.
Synonym: "Vibrio psychroerythrus" D'Aoust and Kushner 1972.
Etymology: Gr. adj. psuchros, cold; L. adj. erythraeus, -a, -um, reddish; N.L. fem. adj. psychrerythraea, psychrophilic and reddish.
Valid publication: Validation List no. 26. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1988, 38, 328-329.
Effective publication: DEMING (J.W.), SOMERS (L.K.), STRAUBE (W.L.), SWARTZ (D.G.) and MacDONELL (M.T.): Isolation of an obligately barophilic bacterium and description of a new genus, Colwellia gen. nov. Syst. Appl. Microbiol., 1988, 10, 152-160.
Validation List no. 26 in IJSM Online - Effective publication Online

Notes:
1 The type strain has been designated by the authors in a personal communication to the Associate Editor, IJSB.
Reference: ASSOCIATE EDITOR, IJSB: Validation List no. 26 (footnote d). Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1988, 38, 328-329.
Validation List no. 26 in IJSM Online
2 In Validation List no. 26, the last author's name is erroneously cited as MacDONALD (M.T.).
3 In Validation List no. 26, Colwellia psychrerythraea corrig. is proposed as a new combination (basonym: "Vibrio psychroerythrus" MacDonald and Colwell 1985).
Reference: EUZÉBY (J.P.) and KUDO (T.): Corrigenda to the Validation Lists. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2001, 51, 1933-1938.
Original article in IJSEM Online
4 The original spelling of the specific epithet, psychroerythrus (sic), has been corrected by Euzéby 1998.
Reference: EUZÉBY (J.P.): Taxonomic note: necessary correction of specific and subspecific epithets according to Rules 12c and 13b of the International Code of Nomenclature of Bacteria (1990 Revision). Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1998, 48, 1073-1075.
Original article in IJSEM Online

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Colwellia psychrotropica Bowman et al. 1998, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) ACAM 179.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: U85846.
Etymology: Gr. adj. psuchros, cold; Gr. n. tropos, turn, direction, way; L. fem. suff. -ica, suffix used with the sense of pertaining to; N.L. fem. adj. psychrotropica, having an affinity (tropism) for cold.
Valid publication: BOWMAN (J.P.), GOSINK (J.J.), McCAMMON (S.A.), LEWIS (T.E.), NICHOLS (D.S.), NICHOLS (P.D.), SKERRATT (J.H.), STALEY (J.T.) and McMEEKIN (T.A.): Colwellia demingiae sp. nov., Colwellia hornerae sp. nov., Colwellia rossensis and Colwellia psychrotropica sp. nov.: psychrophilic Antarctic species with the ability to synthesize docosahexaenoic acid (22:6ω3). Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1998, 48, 1171-1180.
Original article in IJSEM Online

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Colwellia rossensis Bowman et al. 1998, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) S51-W(gv)1 = ACAM 608.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: U14581.
Etymology: N.L. fem. adj. rossensis, pertaining to the Ross Sea, Antarctica.
Valid publication: BOWMAN (J.P.), GOSINK (J.J.), McCAMMON (S.A.), LEWIS (T.E.), NICHOLS (D.S.), NICHOLS (P.D.), SKERRATT (J.H.), STALEY (J.T.) and McMEEKIN (T.A.): Colwellia demingiae sp. nov., Colwellia hornerae sp. nov., Colwellia rossensis and Colwellia psychrotropica sp. nov.: psychrophilic Antarctic species with the ability to synthesize docosahexaenoic acid (22:6ω3). Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1998, 48, 1171-1180.
Original article in IJSEM Online

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Colwellia sediminilitoris Park et al. 2016, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) YSM-23=KCTC 52213=NBRC 111994.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA) for the type strain: KU696539.
Whole-genome sequence accession no. for the type strain: .
Etymology: L. n. sedimen -inis, sediment; L. n. litus, -oris the seashore, beach; N.L. gen. n. sediminilitoris, of sediment of seashore.
Source: Environmental - marine.
Valid publication: PARK, S., JUNG, Y. T. and YOON, J. H. 2016. Colwellia sediminilitoris sp. nov., isolated from a tidal flat. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 66, 3258-3263.
Original article in IJSEM Online

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