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Genus Desulfococcus

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).


 

Desulfococcus Widdel 1981, gen. nov.
Type species: ¤ Desulfococcus multivorans 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. coccus (from Gr. masc. n. kokkos, grain, seed), berry, coccus; N.L. masc. n. Desulfococcus, a berry shaped (spherical) sulfate-reducer.
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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Desulfococcus biacutus Platen et al. 1991, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) KMRActs = DSM 5651.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: AJ277887.
Etymology: L. adv. num. bis, twice; L. part. adj. acutus, sharp, pointed; N.L. masc. part. adj. biacutus, twice pointed, referring to atypical cell shape.
Valid publication: Validation List no. 39. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1991, 41, 580-581.
Effective publication: PLATEN (H.), TEMMES (A.) and SCHINK (B.): Anaerobic degradation of acetone by Desulfococcus biacutus spec. nov. Arch. Microbiol., 1990, 154, 355-361.
Validation List no. 39 in IJSEM Online - Effective publication Online

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Desulfococcus multivorans Widdel 1981, sp. nov. (Type species of the genus.)
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) "Göttingen" = 1be1 = ATCC 33890= DSM 2059.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: AF418173.
Etymology: L. adj. multus, much, great, many; L. v. voro, to devour, eat; N.L. part. adj. multivorans, devouring numerous kinds of substrates.
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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