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Genus Coprococcus

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).


 

Coprococcus Holdeman and Moore 1974, genus.
Type species: ¤ Coprococcus eutactus Holdeman and Moore 1974 (Approved Lists 1980).
Etymology: Gr. n. kopros, excrement, feces; N.L. masc. n. coccus (fromGr. n. kokkos) berry; N.L. masc. n. Coprococcus, fecal 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: HOLDEMAN (L.V.) and MOORE (W.E.C.): New genus, Coprococcus, twelve new species, and emended descriptions of four previously described species of bacteria from human feces. International Journal of Systematic Bacteriology, 1974, 24, 260-277.

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Coprococcus catus Holdeman and Moore 1974, species.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) ATCC 27761= VPI C6-61.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: AB038359.
Etymology: L. masc. adj. catus (sic), clever, referring to unusual property of producing large quantities of both propionate and butyrate.
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: HOLDEMAN (L.V.) and MOORE (W.E.C.): New genus, Coprococcus, twelve new species, and emended descriptions of four previously described species of bacteria from human feces. International Journal of Systematic Bacteriology, 1974, 24, 260-277.

Note: The etymology provided by Holdeman and Moore is the following: L. adj. ca'tus clever [referring to the unusual property of producing large quantities of both propionic
and butyric acids]. However, in Latin, the adjective catus -a -um means: either sharp to the hearing, clear-sounding, shrill; or (in a good sense) clear-sighted, intelligent, sagacious, wise; or (in a bad sense) sly, crafty, cunning, artful.

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Coprococcus comes Holdeman and Moore 1974, species.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) ATCC 27758= VPI C1-38.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: EF031542.
Etymology: L. n. comes, companion, fellow traveller (referring to the presence of the species in human feces).
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: HOLDEMAN (L.V.) and MOORE (W.E.C.): New genus, Coprococcus, twelve new species, and emended descriptions of four previously described species of bacteria from human feces. International Journal of Systematic Bacteriology, 1974, 24, 260-277.

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Coprococcus eutactus Holdeman and Moore 1974, species. (Type species of the genus.)
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) ATCC 27759.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: EF031543.
Etymology: N.L. masc. adj. eutactus (from Gr. masc. adj. eutaktos), orderly, well-disciplined (referring to the uniform reactions of the different strains).
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: HOLDEMAN (L.V.) and MOORE (W.E.C.): New genus, Coprococcus, twelve new species, and emended descriptions of four previously described species of bacteria from human feces. International Journal of Systematic Bacteriology, 1974, 24, 260-277.

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