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Genus Desulfurococcus

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: 5
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).


 

Desulfurococcus Zillig and Stetter 1983, gen. nov. (Type genus of the order ¤ Desulfurococcales Huber and Stetter 2002; type genus of the family ¤ Desulfurococcaceae Zillig and Stetter 1983).
Type species: ¤ Desulfurococcus mucosus Zillig and Stetter 1983.
Etymology: L. pref. de, from; L. n. sulfur, sulfur; N.L. pref. desulfo-, desulfuricating, suffix used to characterize a dissimilatory sulfate-reducing prokaryote; N.L. masc. n. coccus (from Gr. masc. n. kokkos, grain, seed), coccus; N.L. masc. n. Desulfurococcus, the sulfur-reducing coccus.
Valid publication: Validation List no. 10. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1983, 33, 438-440.
Effective publication: ZILLIG (W.), STETTER (K.O.), PRANGISHVILLI (D.), SCHÄFER (W.), WUNDERL (S.), JANEKOVIC (D.), HOLZ (I.) and PALM (P.): Desulfurococcaceae, the second family of the extremely thermophilic, anaerobic, sulfur-respiring Thermoproteales. Zentralbl. Bakteriol. Parasitenkd. Infektionskr. Hyg. Abt. 1 Orig., 1982, C3, 304-317.
Validation List no. 10 in IJSEM Online

Desulfurococcus Zillig and Stetter 1983 emend. Perevalova et al. 2005.
Type species: ¤ Desulfurococcus mucosus Zillig and Stetter 1983.
Etymology: L. pref. de, from; L. n. sulfur, sulfur; N.L. pref. desulfo-, desulfuricating, suffix used to characterize a dissimilatory sulfate-reducing prokaryote; N.L. masc. n. coccus (from Gr. masc. n. kokkos, grain, seed), coccus; N.L. masc. n. Desulfurococcus, the sulfur-reducing coccus.
Reference: PEREVALOVA (A.A.), SVETLICHNY (V.A.), KUBLANOV (I.V.), CHERNYH (N.A.), KOSTRIKINA (N.A.), TOUROVA (T.P.), KUZNETSOV (B.B.) and BONCH-OSMOLOVSKAYA (E.A.): Desulfurococcus fermentans sp. nov., a novel hyperthermophilic archaeon from a Kamchatka hot spring, and emended description of the genus Desulfurococcus. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2005, 55, 995-999.
Original article in IJSEM Online

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Desulfurococcus amylolyticus Bonch-Osmolovskaya et al. 2001, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) Z-533 = DSM 3822 = JCM 9188.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: AF250331.
Etymology: Gr. n. amulon, starch; N.L. masc. adj. lyticus (from Gr. masc. adj. lutikos), able to loosen, able to dissolve; N.L. masc. adj. amylolyticus, starch degrading.
Valid publication: Validation List no. 82. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2001, 51, 1619-1620.
Effective publication: BONCH-OSMOLOVSKAYA (E.A.), SLESAREV (A.I.), MIROSHNICHENKO (M.L.), SVETLICHNAYA (T.P.) and ALEKSEEV (V.A.): Characteristics of Desulfurococcus amylolyticus n. sp. - a new extremely thermophilic archaebacterium isolated from thermal springs of Kamchatka and Kunashir Island. Mikrobiologiya, 1988, 57, 94-101 (in Russian).
Validation List no. 82 in IJSEM Online

Desulfurococcus amylolyticus Bonch-Osmolovskaya et al. 2001 emend. Perevalova et al. 2016.
Reference: PEREVALOVA, A. A., KUBLANOV, I. V., BIDZHIEVA, S., MUKHOPADHYAY, B., BONCH-OSMOLOVSKAYA, E. A. and LEBEDINSKY, A. V. 2016. Reclassification of Desulfurococcus mobilis as a synonym of Desulfurococcus mucosus, Desulfurococcus fermentans and Desulfurococcus kamchatkensis as synonyms of Desulfurococcus amylolyticus, and emendation of the D. mucosus and D. amylolyticus species descriptions. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 66, 514-517.
Original article.

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Desulfurococcus fermentans Perevalova et al. 2005, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) Z-1312 = DSM 16532 = JCM 13383 = VKM V-2316.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: AY264344.
Etymology: L. part. adj. fermentans, fermenting.
Valid publication: PEREVALOVA (A.A.), SVETLICHNY (V.A.), KUBLANOV (I.V.), CHERNYH (N.A.), KOSTRIKINA (N.A.), TOUROVA (T.P.), KUZNETSOV (B.B.) and BONCH-OSMOLOVSKAYA (E.A.): Desulfurococcus fermentans sp. nov., a novel hyperthermophilic archaeon from a Kamchatka hot spring, and emended description of the genus Desulfurococcus. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2005, 55, 995-999.
Original article in IJSEM Online

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Desulfurococcus kamchatkensis Kublanov et al. 2009, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) 1221n = DSM 18924 = JCM 16383 = VKM B-2413.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: EU167539, CP001140 (complete genome).
Etymology: N.L. masc. adj. kamchatkensis, pertaining to Kamchatka, where the type strain was isolated.
Valid publication: KUBLANOV (I.V.), BIDJIEVA (S.K.), MARDANOV (A.V.) and BONCH-OSMOLOVSKAYA (E.A.): Desulfurococcus kamchatkensis sp. nov., a novel hyperthermophilic protein-degrading archaeon isolated from a Kamchatka hot spring. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2009, 59, 1743-1747.
Original article in IJSEM Online

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Desulfurococcus mobilis Zillig and Stetter 1983, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) ATCC 35582= DSM 2161 = JCM 9186.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: M36474.
Etymology: L. masc. adj. mobilis, movable, motile.
Valid publication: Validation List no. 10. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1983, 33, 438-440.
Effective publication: ZILLIG (W.), STETTER (K.O.), PRANGISHVILLI (D.), SCHÄFER (W.), WUNDERL (S.), JANEKOVIC (D.), HOLZ (I.) and PALM (P.): Desulfurococcaceae, the second family of the extremely thermophilic, anaerobic, sulfur-respiring Thermoproteales. Zentralbl. Bakteriol. Parasitenkd. Infektionskr. Hyg. Abt. 1 Orig., 1982, C3, 304-317.
Validation List no. 10 in IJSEM Online

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Desulfurococcus mucosus Zillig and Stetter 1983, sp. nov. (Type species of the genus.)
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) ATCC 35584= DSM 2162 = JCM 9187.
Sequence accession no. (complete genome) for the type strain: CP002363 .
Etymology: L. masc. adj. mucosus, slimy.
Valid publication: Validation List no. 10. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1983, 33, 438-440.
Effective publication: ZILLIG (W.), STETTER (K.O.), PRANGISHVILLI (D.), SCHÄFER (W.), WUNDERL (S.), JANEKOVIC (D.), HOLZ (I.) and PALM (P.): Desulfurococcaceae, the second family of the extremely thermophilic, anaerobic, sulfur-respiring Thermoproteales. Zentralbl. Bakteriol. Parasitenkd. Infektionskr. Hyg. Abt. 1 Orig., 1982, C3, 304-317.
Validation List no. 10 in IJSEM Online

Desulfurococcus mucosus Zillig and Stetter 1983 emend. Perevalova et al. 2016.
Reference: PEREVALOVA, A. A., KUBLANOV, I. V., BIDZHIEVA, S., MUKHOPADHYAY, B., BONCH-OSMOLOVSKAYA, E. A. and LEBEDINSKY, A. V. 2016. Reclassification of Desulfurococcus mobilis as a synonym of Desulfurococcus mucosus, Desulfurococcus fermentans and Desulfurococcus kamchatkensis as synonyms of Desulfurococcus amylolyticus, and emendation of the D. mucosus and D. amylolyticus species descriptions. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 66, 514-517.
Original article.

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