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Genus Desulfobacter

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: 6
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).


 

Desulfobacter Widdel 1981, gen. nov. (Type genus of the order ¤ Desulfobacterales Kuever et al. 2006; type genus of the family ¤ Desulfobacteraceae Kuever et al. 2006).
Type species: ¤ Desulfobacter postgatei Widdel 1981.
Etymology: L. pref. de, from; L. n. sulfur, sulfur; N.L. pref. desulfo-, desulfuricating (prefix used to characterize a dissimilatory sulfate-reducing procaryote); N.L. masc. n. bacter, rod or staff; N.L. masc. n. Desulfobacter, a rod-shaped sulfate-reducing bacterium.
Valid publication: Validation List no. 7. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1981, 31, 382-383.
Effective publication: WIDDEL (F.): Anaerober abbau von fettsäuren und benzoesäure durch neu isolierte arten sulfat-reduzierender bakterien. Dissertation. Georg-August-Universität zu Göttingen. Lindhorst/Schaumburg-Lippe, Göttingen, 1980.
Validation List no. 7 in IJSEM Online

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Desulfobacter curvatus Widdel 1988, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) AcRM3 = ATCC 43919= DSM 3379.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: AF418175.
Etymology: L. masc. part. adj. curvatus, curved, bent.
Valid publication: Validation List no. 26. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1988, 38, 328-329.
Effective publication: WIDDEL (F.): New types of acetate-oxidizing sulfate-reducing Desulfobacter species, D. hydrogenophilus sp. nov., D. latus sp. nov. and D. curvatus sp. nov. Arch. Microbiol., 1987, 148, 286-291.
Validation List no. 26 in IJSM Online - Effective publication Online

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Desulfobacter giganteus Esnault et al. 1988, sp. nov.

Note: Desulfobacter giganteus Esnault et al. 1988 appears in Validation List no. 26. However, Desulfobacter giganteus Esnault et al. 1988 should read ¤ Desulfovibrio giganteus Esnault et al. 1988.
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

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Desulfobacter halotolerans Brandt and Ingvorsen 1998, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) GSL-Ac1 = DSM 11383.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: Y14745.
Etymology: Gr. n. hals halos, salt; L. v. tolerare, to tolerate; N.L. part. adj. halotolerans, salt-tolerating.
Valid publication: Validation List no. 64. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1998, 48, 327-328.
Effective publication: BRANDT (K.K.) and INGVORSEN (K.): Desulfobacter halotolerans sp. nov., a halotolerant acetate-oxidizing sulfate-reducing bacterium isolated from sediments of Great Salt Lake, Utah. Syst. Appl. Microbiol., 1997, 20, 366-373.
Validation List no. 64 in IJSEM Online - Effective publication Online

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Desulfobacter hydrogenophilus Widdel 1988, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) AcRS1 = ATCC 43915= DSM 3380.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: FR733673.
Etymology: N.L. n. hydrogenum (from Gr. n. hudôr, water; and Gr. v. gennaô, to produce), hydrogen (that which produces water, so called because it forms water when exposed to oxygen); N.L. adj. philus -a -um (from Gr. adj. philos -ê -on), friend, loving; N.L. masc. adj. hydrogenophilus, hydrogen loving.
Valid publication: Validation List no. 26. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1988, 38, 328-329.
Effective publication: WIDDEL (F.): New types of acetate-oxidizing sulfate-reducing Desulfobacter species, D. hydrogenophilus sp. nov., D. latus sp. nov. and D. curvatus sp. nov. Arch. Microbiol., 1987, 148, 286-291.
Validation List no. 26 in IJSM Online - Effective publication Online

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Desulfobacter latus Widdel 1988, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) AcRS2 = ATCC 43918= DSM 3381.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: AJ441315.
Etymology: L. masc. adj. latus, broad, wide.
Valid publication: Validation List no. 26. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1988, 38, 328-329.
Effective publication: WIDDEL (F.): New types of acetate-oxidizing sulfate-reducing Desulfobacter species, D. hydrogenophilus sp. nov., D. latus sp. nov. and D. curvatus sp. nov. Arch. Microbiol., 1987, 148, 286-291.
Validation List no. 26 in IJSM Online - Effective publication Online

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Desulfobacter postgatei Widdel 1981, sp. nov. (Type species of the genus.)
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) "Dangast" = 2ac9 = ATCC 33911= DSM 2034.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: AF418180.
Etymology: N.L. gen. masc. n. postgatei, of Postgate, named in honor of J.R. Postgate, an English microbiologist.
Valid publication: Validation List no. 7. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1981, 31, 382-383.
Effective publication: WIDDEL (F.): Anaerober abbau von fettsäuren und benzoesäure durch neu isolierte arten sulfat-reduzier-ender bakterien. Dissertation. Georg-August-Universität zu Göttingen. Lindhorst/Schaumburg-Lippe, Göttingen, 1980.
Validation List no. 7 in IJSEM Online

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Desulfobacter vibrioformis Lien and Beeder 1997, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) B54 = DSM 8776.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: U12254.
Etymology: L. v. vibro, to set in tremulous motion, move to and fro, vibrate; N.L. masc. n. vibrio, that which vibrates, and also a bacterial genus name of bacteria possessing a curved rod shape (Vibrio); L. adj. suffix -formis -is -e (from L. n. forma, figure, shape, appearance), -like, in the shape of; N.L. masc. adj. vibrioformis, vibrio shaped.
Valid publication: LIEN (T.) and BEEDER (J.): Desulfobacter vibrioformis sp. nov., a sulfate reducer from a water-oil separation system. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1997, 47, 1124-1128.
Original article in IJSEM Online

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