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Genus Desulfospira

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: 1
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).


 

Desulfospira Finster et al. 1997, gen. nov.
Type species: ¤ Desulfospira joergensenii Finster et al. 1997.
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. spira, a coil, spire; N.L. fem. n. Desulfospira, a sulfate-reducing coil.
Valid publication: Validation List no. 63. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1997, 47, 1274.
Effective publication: FINSTER (K.), LIESACK (W.) and TINDALL (B.J.): Desulfospira joergensenii, gen. nov., sp. nov., a new sulfate-reducing bacterium isolated from marine surface sediment. Syst. Appl. Microbiol., 1997, 20, 201-208.
Validation List no. 63 in IJSEM Online - Effective publication Online

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Desulfospira joergensenii Finster et al. 1997, sp. nov. (Type species of the genus.)
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) B331 = ATCC 700409= DSM 10085.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: X99637.
Etymology: N.L. gen. masc. n. joergensenii, of Joergensen; named after B.B. Jørgensen, a Danish microbiologist who has made important contributions to our current knowledge of the sulfur cycle.
Valid publication: Validation List no. 63. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1997, 47, 1274.
Effective publication: FINSTER (K.), LIESACK (W.) and TINDALL (B.J.): Desulfospira joergensenii, gen. nov., sp. nov., a new sulfate-reducing bacterium isolated from marine surface sediment. Syst. Appl. Microbiol., 1997, 20, 201-208.
Validation List no. 63 in IJSEM Online - Effective publication Online

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