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Genus Flexithrix

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).


 

Flexithrix Lewin 1970, genus.
Type species: ¤ Flexithrix dorotheae Lewin 1970 (Approved Lists 1980).
Etymology: L. part. adj. flexus, flexible; Gr. fem. n. thrix, hair; N.L. fem. n. Flexithrix, flexible hair (flexible rod).
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: LEWIN (R.A.): Flexithrix dorotheae gen. et sp. nov. (Flexibacterales); and suggestions for reclassifying sheathed bacteria. Canadian Journal of Microbiology, 1970, 16, 511-515.

Flexithrix Lewin 1970 (Approved Lists 1980) emend. Hosoya and Yokota 2007.
Type species: ¤ Flexithrix dorotheae Lewin 1970 (Approved Lists 1980).
Etymology: L. part. adj. flexus, flexible; Gr. fem. n. thrix, hair; N.L. fem. n. Flexithrix, flexible hair (flexible rod).
Reference: HOSOYA (S.) and YOKOTA (A.): Reclassification of Flexibacter aggregans (Lewin 1969) Leadbetter 1974 as a later heterotypic synonym of Flexithrix dorotheae Lewin 1970. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2007, 57, 1086-1088.
Original article in IJSEM Online

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Flexithrix dorotheae Lewin 1970, species. (Type species of the genus.)
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) ATCC 23163= DSM 6795 = IFO (now NBRC) 15987 = LMG 8379.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: AB078077.
Etymology: N.L. gen. fem. n. dorotheae, of Dorothy, named after Mrs. Dorothy White, a technical assistant.
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: LEWIN (R.A.): Flexithrix dorotheae gen. et sp. nov. (Flexibacterales); and suggestions for reclassifying sheathed bacteria. Canadian Journal of Microbiology, 1970, 16, 511-515.

Flexithrix dorotheae Lewin 1970 (Approved Lists 1980) emend. Hosoya and Yokota 2007.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) ATCC 23163= DSM 6795 = LMG 8379 = NBRC 15987.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: AB078077.
Etymology: N.L. gen. fem. n. dorotheae, of Dorothy, named after Mrs. Dorothy White, a technical assistant.
Reference: HOSOYA (S.) and YOKOTA (A.): Reclassification of Flexibacter aggregans (Lewin 1969) Leadbetter 1974 as a later heterotypic synonym of Flexithrix dorotheae Lewin 1970. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2007, 57, 1086-1088.
Original article in IJSEM Online

Note: According to Hosoya and Yokota, Flexithrix dorotheae Lewin 1970 (Approved Lists 1980) is an earlier heterotypic synonym of ¤ Flexibacter aggregans (Lewin 1969) Leadbetter 1974 (Approved Lists 1980). Although the epithet aggregans in ¤ Flexibacter aggregans (Lewin 1969) Leadbetter 1974 (Approved Lists 1980) is the older epithet, Flexithrix dorotheae Lewin 1970 (Approved Lists 1980) has priority over ¤ Flexibacter aggregans (Lewin 1969) Leadbetter 1974 (Approved Lists 1980), because Flexithrix dorotheae is the type of the genus Flexithrix (Rules 15 and 17).
Reference: HOSOYA (S.) and YOKOTA (A.): Reclassification of Flexibacter aggregans (Lewin 1969) Leadbetter 1974 as a later heterotypic synonym of Flexithrix dorotheae Lewin 1970. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2007, 57, 1086-1088.
Original article in IJSEM Online

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