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Genus Desulfosarcina

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).


 

Desulfosarcina Widdel 1981, gen. nov.
Type species: ¤ Desulfosarcina variabilis 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); L. fem. n. sarcina, a package, bundle, and also a generic name (Sarcina); N.L. fem. n. Desulfosarcina, sarcina-shaped 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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Desulfosarcina cetonica corrig. (Galushko and Rozanova 1994) Kuever et al. 2006, comb. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) 480 = DSM 7267 = JCM 12296 = VKM B-1975.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: AJ237603.
Basonym: ¤ Desulfobacterium cetonicum Galushko and Rozanova 1994.
Etymology: N.L. n. cetonum, ketone; L. suff. -icus -a -um, used in adjectives with the sense of belonging to; N.L. fem. adj. cetonica, pertaining to ketones; Desulfosarcina cetonica a sulfate-reducing bacterium oxidizing ketones.
Valid publication: Validation List no. 107. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2006, 56, 1-6.
Effective publication: KUEVER (J.), RAINEY (F.A.) and WIDDEL (F.): Genus X. Desulfosarcina Widdel 1981, 382VP (Effective publication: Widdel 1980, 382). In: D.J. BRENNER, N.R. KRIEG, J.T. STALEY and G. M. GARRITY (editors), Bergey's Manual of Systematic Bacteriology, second edition, vol. 2 (The Proteobacteria), part C (The Alpha-, Beta-, Delta-, and Epsilonproteobacteria), Springer, New York, 2005, pp. 981-984.
Validation List no. 107 in IJSEM Online

Note: The original spelling of the specific epithet, cetonicum (sic), has been corrected on validation according to Rule 61.
Reference: LISTS EDITOR, IJSEM: Validation List no. 107 (footnote ¶). Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2006, 56, 1-6.
Validation List no. 107 in IJSEM Online

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Desulfosarcina ovata Kuever et al. 2006, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) oXyS1 = DSM 13228 = JCM 12297.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: Y17286.
Etymology: L. fem. adj. ovata, eggshaped, ovate, referring to the oval cell shape.
Valid publication: Validation List no. 107. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2006, 56, 1-6.
Effective publication: KUEVER (J.), RAINEY (F.A.) and WIDDEL (F.): Genus X. Desulfosarcina Widdel 1981, 382VP (Effective publication: Widdel 1980, 382). In: D.J. BRENNER, N.R. KRIEG, J.T. STALEY and G. M. GARRITY (editors), Bergey's Manual of Systematic Bacteriology, second edition, vol. 2 (The Proteobacteria), part C (The Alpha-, Beta-, Delta-, and Epsilonproteobacteria), Springer, New York, 2005, pp. 981-984.
Validation List no. 107 in IJSEM Online

Note: The epithet ovatus -a -um is a Latin adjective, not a neo-Latin adjective as cited in the effective publication.

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Desulfosarcina variabilis Widdel 1981, sp. nov. (Type species of the genus.)
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) "Montpellier" = 3be13 = ATCC 33932= DSM 2060 = VKM B-1627.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: M34407.
Etymology: L. fem. adj. variabilis, changeable, variable.
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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