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Genus Ectothiorhodospira

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: 12
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).


 

Ectothiorhodospira Pelsh 1936, genus. (Type genus of the family ¤ Ectothiorhodospiraceae Imhoff 1984).
Type species: ¤ Ectothiorhodospira mobilis Pelsh 1936 (Approved Lists 1980).
Synonyms: Include the "autotrophic" "Rhodospseudomonas" species of Kondrat'eva 1956, "Ectothiorhodospira" Trüper 1968.
Recommended three-letter abbreviation: Ect. (see the file ¤ "Three-letter code for abbreviations of generic names").
Etymology: Gr. prep. ektos, outside; Gr. n. theion (Latin transliteration thium), sulfur; Gr. n. rhodon, the rose; L. fem.  n. spira, the spiral; N.L. fem. n. Ectothiorhodospira, spiral rose with sulfur outside.
Approved Lists reference: SKERMAN (V.B.D.), McGOWAN (V.) and SNEATH (P.H.A.) (editors): Approved Lists of Bacterial Names. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1980, 30, 225-420 (Approved Lists of Bacterial Names in IJSEM Online - Approved Lists of Bacterial Names Amended edition).
Original publication: PELSH (A.O.): Hydrobiology of Karabugz Bay of the Kaspian Sea. Trudy Solyanoi Laboratorii Vsesoyuznogo Instituta Metallurgii NISNKT. Izdatelstvo Akademya Nauk SSSR, Moscow Leningrad, 1936, 5, 49-126.

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Ectothiorhodospira abdelmalekii Imhoff and Trüper 1982, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) BN 9840 = ATCC 35917= DSM 2110.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: X93477.
Etymology: N.L. gen. masc. n. abdelmalekii, of Abd-El-Malek, named for Yousef Abd-El-Malek, an Egyptian microbiologist.
Valid publication: Validation List no. 8. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1982, 32, 266-268.
Effective publication: IMHOFF (J.F.) and TRÜPER (H.G.): Ectothiorhodospira abdelmalekii sp. nov., a new halophilic and alkaliphilic phototrophic bacterium. Zentralbl. Bakteriol. Parasitenkd. Infektionskr. Hyg. Abt. 1 Orig., 1981, C2, 228-234.
Validation List no. 8 in IJSEM Online

¤ Halorhodospira abdelmalekii (Imhoff and Trüper 1982) Imhoff and Süling 1997, comb. nov.

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Ectothiorhodospira haloalkaliphila Imhoff and Süling 1997, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) BN 9903 = ATCC 51935.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: X93479.
Etymology: Gr. n. hals halos, salt; N.L. n. alkali, soda ash (from Arabic al-qalyi, the ashes of saltwort); N.L. fem. adj. phila (from Gr. fem. adj. philê), friend, loving; N.L. fem. adj. haloalkaliphila, loving salt and alkaline conditions.
Valid publication: Validation List no. 62. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1997, 47, 915-916.
Effective publication: IMHOFF (J.F.) and SÜLING (J.): The phylogenetic relationship among Ectothiorhodospiraceae: a reevaluation of their taxonomy on the basis of 16S rDNA analyses. Arch. Microbiol., 1996, 165, 106-113.
Validation List no. 62 in IJSEM Online - Effective publication Online

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Ectothiorhodospira halochloris Imhoff and Trüper 1979, species.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) BN 9850 = ATCC 35916= DSM 1059.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: M59152.
Etymology: Gr. n. hals halos, salt; Gr. adj. chlôros, green;  N.L. fem. adj. halochloris, green-colored and from salt lakes.
Approved Lists reference: SKERMAN (V.B.D.), McGOWAN (V.) and SNEATH (P.H.A.) (editors): Approved Lists of Bacterial Names. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1980, 30, 225-420 (Approved Lists of Bacterial Names in IJSEM Online - Approved Lists of Bacterial Names Amended edition).
Original publication: 1 IMHOFF (J.F.) and TRÜPER (H.G.): Ectothiorhodospira halochloris sp. nov., a new extremely halophilic phototrophic bacterium containing bacteriochlorophyll b. Archives of Microbiology, 1977, 114, 114-121. 2 Validation of the publication of new names and new combinations previously effectively published outside the IJSB. List no. 2. International Journal of Systematic Bacteriology, 1979, 29, 79-80.

¤ Halorhodospira halochloris (Imhoff and Trüper 1979) Imhoff and Süling 1997, comb. nov.

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Ectothiorhodospira halophila Raymond and Sistrom 1969, species.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) SL 1 =  DSM 244.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: CP000544 (complete genome).
Etymology: Gr. n. hals halos, salt; N.L. fem. adj. phila (from Gr. fem. adj. philê), friend, loving; N.L. fem. adj. halophila, salt-loving.
Approved Lists reference: SKERMAN (V.B.D.), McGOWAN (V.) and SNEATH (P.H.A.) (editors): Approved Lists of Bacterial Names. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1980, 30, 225-420 (Approved Lists of Bacterial Names in IJSEM Online - Approved Lists of Bacterial Names Amended edition).
Original publication: RAYMOND (J.C.) and SISTROM (W.R.): Ectothiorhodospira halophila, a new species of the genus Ectothiorhodospira. Archiv fur Mikrobiologie, 1969, 69, 121-126.

¤ Halorhodospira halophila (Raymond and Sistrom 1969) Imhoff and Süling 1997, comb. nov.

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Ectothiorhodospira magna Bryantseva et al. 2011, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) B7-7 = DSM 22250 = VKM B-2537.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: HM149323.
Etymology: L. fem. adj. magna, large.
Valid publication: Validation List no. 140. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2011, 61, 1499-1501.
Effective publication: BRYANTSEVA (I.A.), TOUROVA (T.P.), KOVALEVA (O.L.), KOSTRIKINA (N.A.) and GORLENKO (V.M.): Ectothiorhodospira magna sp. nov., a new large alkaliphilic purple sulfur bacterium. Microbiology (English translation of Mikrobiologiia), 2010, 79, 780-790.
Validation List no. 140 in IJSEM Online - Effective publication Online

Note: In the section giving the species description (protologue), the name of genus is spelled incorrectly as Ectothiorkodospira.
Reference: ASSOCIATE EDITOR, IJSEM: Validation List no. 140 (footnote #). Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2011, 61, 1499-1501.
Validation List no. 140 in IJSEM Online

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Ectothiorhodospira marina Imhoff and Süling 1997, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) BA 1010 = 241 = DSM 241.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: X93476.
Etymology: L. fem. adj. marina, of or belonging to the sea, marine.
Valid publication: Validation List no. 62. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1997, 47, 915-916.
Effective publication: IMHOFF (J.F.) and SÜLING (J.): The phylogenetic relationship among Ectothiorhodospiraceae: a reevaluation of their taxonomy on the basis of 16S rDNA analyses. Arch. Microbiol., 1996, 165, 106-113.
Validation List no. 62 in IJSEM Online - Effective publication Online

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Ectothiorhodospira marismortui Oren et al. 1990, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) EG-1 = DSM 4180.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: X93482.
Etymology: L. n. maris -is, the sea; L. adj. mortuus, dead; N.L. gen. n. marismortui, of the Dead Sea.
Valid publication: Validation List no. 32. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1990, 40, 105-106.
Effective publication: OREN (A.), KESSEL (M.) and STACKEBRANDT (E.): Ectothiorhodospira marismortui sp. nov., an obligately anaerobic, moderately halophilic purple sulfur bacterium from a hypersaline sulfur spring on the shore of the Dead Sea. Arch. Microbiol., 1989, 151, 524-529.
Validation List no. 32 in IJSEM Online - Effective publication Online

¤ Ectothiorhodospira mobilis Pelsh 1936 (Approved Lists 1980).

Note: According to Ventura et al. 2000, Ectothiorhodospira marismortui Oren et al. 1990 is a later heterotypic synonym of ¤ Ectothiorhodospira mobilis Pelsh 1936 (Approved Lists 1980).
Reference: VENTURA (S.), VITI (C.), PASTORELLI (R.) and GIOVANNETTI (L.): Revision of species delineation in the genus Ectothiorhodospira. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2000, 50, 583-591.
Original article in IJSEM Online

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Ectothiorhodospira mobilis Pelsh 1936, species. (Type species of the genus.)
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) Trüper 8112 = ATCC 49921= DSM 237 = NBRC 103802.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: X93481.
Synonym: "Ectothiorhodospira mobile" (sic) Pelsh 1936.
Etymology: L. fem. adj. mobilis, movable, mobile.
Approved Lists reference: SKERMAN (V.B.D.), McGOWAN (V.) and SNEATH (P.H.A.) (editors): Approved Lists of Bacterial Names. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1980, 30, 225-420 (Approved Lists of Bacterial Names in IJSEM Online - Approved Lists of Bacterial Names Amended edition).
Original publication: PELSH (A.O.): Hydrobiology of Karabugz Bay of the Kaspian Sea. Trudy Solyanoi Laboratorii Vsesoyuznogo Instituta Metallurgii NISNKT. Izdatelstvo Akademya Nauk SSSR, Moscow Leningrad, 1936, 5, 49-126.

Ectothiorhodospira mobilis Pelsh 1936 (Approved Lists 1980) emend. Ventura et al. 2000.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) Trüper 8112 = ATCC 49921= DSM 237.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: X93481.
Synonym: "Ectothiorhodospira mobile" (sic) Pelsh 1936.
Etymology: L. fem. adj. mobilis, movable, mobile.
Reference: VENTURA (S.), VITI (C.), PASTORELLI (R.) and GIOVANNETTI (L.): Revision of species delineation in the genus Ectothiorhodospira. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2000, 50, 583-591.
Original article in IJSEM Online

Note: According to Ventura et al. 2000, Ectothiorhodospira mobilis Pelsh 1936 (Approved Lists 1980) emend. Ventura et al. 2000 is an earlier heterotypic synonym of ¤ Ectothiorhodospira marismortui Oren et al. 1990.
Reference: VENTURA (S.), VITI (C.), PASTORELLI (R.) and GIOVANNETTI (L.): Revision of species delineation in the genus Ectothiorhodospira. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2000, 50, 583-591.
Original article in IJSEM Online

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Ectothiorhodospira salini Ramana et al. 2011, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) JA430 = KCTC 5805 = NBRC 105915.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: FM244738.
Etymology: L. gen. n. salini, of a salt-cellar.
Valid publication: Validation List no. 138. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2011, 61, 475-476.
Effective publication: RAMANA (V.V.), SASIKALA (C.), RAMAPRASAD (E.V.V.) and RAMANA (C.V.): Description of Ectothiorhodospira salini sp. nov. J. Gen. Appl. Microbiol., 2010, 56, 313-319.
Validation List no. 138 in IJSEM Online - Effective publication Online

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Ectothiorhodospira shaposhnikovii Cherni et al. 1969, species.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) Kondratieva N1 = ATCC BAA-49 = DSM 243 = VKM B-1525.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: FR733667.
Synonym: "Autotrophic Rhodopseudomonas spec." Kondrat'eva 1956.
Etymology: N.L. gen. masc. n. shaposhnikovii, of Shaposhnikov, named for D. I. Shaposhnikov, a Russian microbiologist.
Approved Lists reference: SKERMAN (V.B.D.), McGOWAN (V.) and SNEATH (P.H.A.) (editors): Approved Lists of Bacterial Names. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1980, 30, 225-420 (Approved Lists of Bacterial Names in IJSEM Online - Approved Lists of Bacterial Names Amended edition).
Original publication: CHERNI (N.E.), SOLOVEVA (J.V.), FEDOROVA (V.D.) and KONDRATEVA (E.N.): The ultrastructure of cells of the species of purple sulfur bacteria. Mikrobiologiya, 1969, 38, 479-484.

Ectothiorhodospira shaposhnikovii Cherni et al. 1969 (Approved Lists 1980) emend. Ventura et al. 2000.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) Kondratieva N1 = ATCC BAA-49 = DSM 243 = VKM B-1525.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: FR733667.
Synonym: "Autotrophic Rhodopseudomonas spec." Kondrat'eva 1956.
Etymology: N.L. gen. masc. n. shaposhnikovii, of Shaposhnikov, named for D. I. Shaposhnikov, a Russian microbiologist.
Reference: VENTURA (S.), VITI (C.), PASTORELLI (R.) and GIOVANNETTI (L.): Revision of species delineation in the genus Ectothiorhodospira. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2000, 50, 583-591.
Original article in IJSEM Online

Note: According to Ventura et al. 2000, Ectothiorhodospira shaposhnikovii Cherni et al. 1969 (Approved Lists 1980) emend. Ventura et al. 2000 is an earlier heterotypic synonym of ¤ Ectothiorhodospira vacuolata Imhoff et al. 1982.
Reference: VENTURA (S.), VITI (C.), PASTORELLI (R.) and GIOVANNETTI (L.): Revision of species delineation in the genus Ectothiorhodospira. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2000, 50, 583-591.
Original article in IJSEM Online

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Ectothiorhodospira vacuolata Imhoff et al. 1982, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) BN 9512 = DSM 2111.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: X93478.
Etymology: N.L. fem. adj. vacuolata, containing vacuoles.
Valid publication: Validation List no. 8. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1982, 32, 266-268.
Effective publication: IMHOFF (J.F.), TINDALL (B.J.), GRANT (W.D.) and TRÜPER (H.G.): Ectothiorhodospira vacuolata sp. nov., a new phototrophic bacterium from soda lakes. Arch. Microbiol., 1981, 130, 238-242.
Validation List no. 8 in IJSEM Online - Effective publication Online

¤ Ectothiorhodospira shaposhnikovii Cherni et al. 1969 (Approved Lists 1980).

Note: According to Ventura et al. 2000, Ectothiorhodospira vacuolata Imhoff et al. 1982 is a later heterotypic synonym of ¤ Ectothiorhodospira shaposhnikovii Cherni et al. 1969 (Approved Lists 1980) emend. Ventura et al. 2000.
Reference: VENTURA (S.), VITI (C.), PASTORELLI (R.) and GIOVANNETTI (L.): Revision of species delineation in the genus Ectothiorhodospira. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2000, 50, 583-591.
Original article in IJSEM Online

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Ectothiorhodospira variabilis Gorlenko et al. 2009, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) WN22 = DSM 21381 = VKM B-2479.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: AM943121.
Etymology: L. fem. adj. variabilis, varied, changeable.
Valid publication: GORLENKO (V.M.), BRYANTSEVA (I.A.), RABOLD (S.), TOUROVA (T.P.), RUBTSOVA (D.), SMIRNOVA (E.), THIEL (V.) and IMHOFF (J.F.): Ectothiorhodospira variabilis sp. nov., an alkaliphilic and halophilic purple sulfur bacterium from soda lakes. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2009, 59, 658-664.
Original article in IJSEM Online

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