Genus Dehalococcoides

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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").

 

Dehalococcoides Löffler et al. 2013, gen. nov. (Tpe genus of the order ¤ Dehalococcoidales Löffler et al. 2013; type genus of the family ¤ Dehalococcoidaceae Löffler et al. 2013).
Type species: ¤ Dehalococcoides mccartyi Löffler et al. 2013.
Etymology: L. prep. de, away, off; N.L. pref. halo- (from N.L. n. halogenum), halogen; N.L. masc. n. coccus (from Gr. masc. n. kokkus, grain, seed), coccus; L. suff. -oides, resembling, similar; N.L. masc.n. Dehalococcoides, coccus-shaped dehalogenating organism.
Reference: LÖFFLER (F.E.), YAN (J.), RITALAHTI (K.M.), ADRIAN (L.), EDWARDS (E.A.), KONSTANTINIDIS (K.T.), MÜLLER (J.A.), FULLERTON (H.), ZINDER (S.H.) and SPORMANN (A.M.): Dehalococcoides mccartyi gen. nov., sp. nov., obligate organohalide-respiring anaerobic bacteria relevant to halogen cycling and bioremediation, belong to a novel bacterial class, Dehalococcoidia classis nov., order Dehalococcoidales ord. nov. and family Dehalococcoidaceae fam. nov., within the phylum Chloroflexi. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2013, 63, 625-635.
Original article in IJSEM Online

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Dehalococcoides mccartyi Löffler et al. 2013, sp. nov. (Type species of the genus.)
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) strain 195 = ATCC BAA-2266 = KCTC 15142.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: CP000027 (complete genome).
Etymology: N.L. gen. masc. n. mccartyi, of McCarty, in honour of Dr Perry L. McCarty for his visionary contributions to environmental science and engineering, engineering practice and education, including the field of microbial reductive dehalogenation.
Reference: LÖFFLER (F.E.), YAN (J.), RITALAHTI (K.M.), ADRIAN (L.), EDWARDS (E.A.), KONSTANTINIDIS (K.T.), MÜLLER (J.A.), FULLERTON (H.), ZINDER (S.H.) and SPORMANN (A.M.): Dehalococcoides mccartyi gen. nov., sp. nov., obligate organohalide-respiring anaerobic bacteria relevant to halogen cycling and bioremediation, belong to a novel bacterial class, Dehalococcoidia classis nov., order Dehalococcoidales ord. nov. and family Dehalococcoidaceae fam. nov., within the phylum Chloroflexi. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2013, 63, 625-635.
Original article in IJSEM Online

Note: Dehalococcoides mccartyi Löffler et al. 2013 was previously known as "Dehalococcoides ethenogenes" Maymo-Gatell et al. 1997 [MAYMO-GATELL (X.), CHIEN (Y.), GOSSETT (J.M.) and ZINDER (S.H.): Isolation of a bacterium that reductively dechlorinates tetrachloroethene to ethene. Science, 1997, 276, 1568-1571.]

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