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Genus Geothrix

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).


 

Geothrix Coates et al. 1999, gen. nov.
Type species: ¤ Geothrix fermentans Coates et al. 1999.
Etymology: Gr. n. , earth; Gr. fem. n. thrix, hair; N.L. fem. n. Geothrix, hair-like cell from the earth, referring to the cell morphology under fumarate-reducing conditions.
Valid publication: COATES (J.D.), ELLIS (D.J.), GAW (C.V.) and LOVLEY (D.R.): Geothrix fermentans gen. nov., sp. nov., a novel Fe(III)-reducing bacterium from a hydrocarbon-contaminated aquifer. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1999, 49, 1615-1622.
Original article in IJSEM Online

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Geothrix fermentans Coates et al. 1999, sp. nov. (Type species of the genus.)
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) H-5 = ATCC 700665= DSM 14018.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: U41563.
Etymology: L. part. adj. fermentans, fermenting.
Valid publication: COATES (J.D.), ELLIS (D.J.), GAW (C.V.) and LOVLEY (D.R.): Geothrix fermentans gen. nov., sp. nov., a novel Fe(III)-reducing bacterium from a hydrocarbon-contaminated aquifer. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1999, 49, 1615-1622.
Original article in IJSEM Online

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