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Genus Desulfofaba

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).


 

Desulfofaba Knoblauch et al. 1999, gen. nov.
Type species: ¤ Desulfofaba gelida Knoblauch et al. 1999.
Etymology: L. prefix de, off; L. n. sulfur, sulfur; N.L. pref. desulfo-, desulfuricating (prefix used to characterize a dissimilatory sulfate-reducing procaryote); L. fem. n. faba, a bean; N.L. fem. n. Desulfofaba, a sulfate-reducing bean.
Valid publication: KNOBLAUCH (C.), SAHM (K.) and JØRGENSEN (B.B.): Psychrophilic sulfate-reducing bacteria isolated from permanently cold Arctic marine sediments: description of Desulfofrigus oceanense gen. nov., sp. nov., Desulfofrigus fragile sp. nov., Desulfofaba gelida gen. nov., sp. nov., Desulfotalea psychrophila gen. nov., sp. nov. and Desulfotalea arctica sp. nov. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1999, 49, 1631-1643.
Original article in IJSEM Online

Desulfofaba Knoblauch et al. 1999 emend. Abildgaard et al. 2004.
Type species: ¤ Desulfofaba gelida Knoblauch et al. 1999.
Etymology: L. prefix de, off; L. n. sulfur, sulfur; N.L. pref. desulfo-, desulfuricating (prefix used to characterize a dissimilatory sulfate-reducing procaryote); L. fem. n. faba, a bean; N.L. fem. n. Desulfofaba, a sulfate-reducing bean.
Reference: ABILDGAARD (L.), RAMSING (N.B.) and FINSTER (K.): Characterization of the marine propionate-degrading, sulfate-reducing bacterium Desulfofaba fastidiosa sp. nov. and reclassification of Desulfomusa hansenii as Desulfofaba hansenii comb. nov. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2004, 54, 393-399.
Original article in IJSEM Online

Note: According to Abildgaard et al. 2004, Desulfofaba Knoblauch et al. 1999 is an earlier heterotypic synonym of ¤ Desulfomusa Finster et al. 2001.
Reference: ABILDGAARD (L.), RAMSING (N.B.) and FINSTER (K.): Characterization of the marine propionate-degrading, sulfate-reducing bacterium Desulfofaba fastidiosa sp. nov. and reclassification of Desulfomusa hansenii as Desulfofaba hansenii comb. nov. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2004, 54, 393-399.
Original article in IJSEM Online

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Desulfofaba fastidiosa Abildgaard et al. 2004, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) P2 = ATCC BAA-815 = DSM 15249.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: AY268891.
Etymology: L. fem. adj. fastidiosa, fastidious, difficult to please, referring to the limited number of substrates used by the type strain.
Valid publication: ABILDGAARD (L.), RAMSING (N.B.) and FINSTER (K.): Characterization of the marine propionate-degrading, sulfate-reducing bacterium Desulfofaba fastidiosa sp. nov. and reclassification of Desulfomusa hansenii as Desulfofaba hansenii comb. nov. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2004, 54, 393-399.
Original article in IJSEM Online

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Desulfofaba gelida Knoblauch et al. 1999, sp. nov. (Type species of the genus.)
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) PSv29 = DSM 12344.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: AF099063.
Etymology: L. fem. adj. gelida, icy cold, very cold; referring to the low temperature optimal for growth.
Valid publication: KNOBLAUCH (C.), SAHM (K.) and JØRGENSEN (B.B.): Psychrophilic sulfate-reducing bacteria isolated from permanently cold Arctic marine sediments: description of Desulfofrigus oceanense gen. nov., sp. nov., Desulfofrigus fragile sp. nov., Desulfofaba gelida gen. nov., sp. nov., Desulfotalea psychrophila gen. nov., sp. nov. and Desulfotalea arctica sp. nov. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1999, 49, 1631-1643.
Original article in IJSEM Online

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Desulfofaba hansenii (Finster et al. 2001) Abildgaard et al. 2004, comb. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) P1 = ATCC 700811= DSM 12642.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: AF321820.
Basonym: ¤ Desulfomusa hansenii Finster et al. 2001.
Etymology: N.L. gen. masc. n. hansenii, of Hansen, named to honour Theo Hansen of The Netherlands, who made important contributions to our understanding of the pathways of organic matter oxidation in sulfate-reducing bacteria.
Valid publication: ABILDGAARD (L.), RAMSING (N.B.) and FINSTER (K.): Characterization of the marine propionate-degrading, sulfate-reducing bacterium Desulfofaba fastidiosa sp. nov. and reclassification of Desulfomusa hansenii as Desulfofaba hansenii comb. nov. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2004, 54, 393-399.
Original article in IJSEM Online

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