Genus Halobiforma

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Number of species cited in this file: 3
Number of subspecies cited in this file: 0

Classification (Warning: see also the file "Classification of prokaryotes: Introduction").

 

Halobiforma Hezayen et al. 2002, gen. nov.
Type species: ¤ Halobiforma haloterrestris Hezayen et al. 2002.
Recommended three-letter abbreviation: Hbf. (see the file ¤ "Three-letter code for abbreviations of generic names").
Etymology: Gr. n. hals halos, salt; L. adv. num. bis, twice; L. fem. n. forma, form, shape; N.L. fem. n. Halobiforma, the halophile with two different shapes.
Reference: HEZAYEN (F.F.), TINDALL (B.J.), STEINBÜCHEL (A.) and REHM (B.H.A.): Characterization of a novel halophilic archaeon, Halobiforma haloterrestris gen. nov., sp. nov., and transfer of Natronobacterium nitratireducens to Halobiforma nitratireducens comb. nov. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2002, 52, 2271-2280.
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Halobiforma Hezayen et al. 2002 emend. Oren et al. 2009.
Type species: ¤ Halobiforma haloterrestris Hezayen et al. 2002.
Recommended three-letter abbreviation: Hbf. (see the file ¤ "Three-letter code for abbreviations of generic names").
Etymology: Gr. n. hals halos, salt; L. adv. num. bis, twice; L. fem. n. forma, form, shape; N.L. fem. n. Halobiforma, the halophile with two different shapes.
Reference: OREN (A.), ARAHAL (D.R.) and VENTOSA (A.): Emended descriptions of genera of the family Halobacteriaceae. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2009, 59, 637-642.
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Halobiforma haloterrestris Hezayen et al. 2002, sp. nov. (Type species of the genus.)
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) strain 135 = DSM 13078 = JCM 11627.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: AF333760.
Etymology: Gr. n. hals halos, salt; L. adj. terrestris, belonging to the soil; N.L. fem. adj. haloterrestris, pertaining or belonging to a salty soil.
Reference: HEZAYEN (F.F.), TINDALL (B.J.), STEINBÜCHEL (A.) and REHM (B.H.A.): Characterization of a novel halophilic archaeon, Halobiforma haloterrestris gen. nov., sp. nov., and transfer of Natronobacterium nitratireducens to Halobiforma nitratireducens comb. nov. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2002, 52, 2271-2280.
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Halobiforma lacisalsi Xu et al. 2005, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) strain AJ5 = CGMCC 1.3738 = JCM 12983.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: AY277582.
Etymology: L. n. lacus, lake; L. adj. salsus, salted, salt; N.L. gen. n. lacisalsi, of a salt lake.
Reference: XU (X.W.), WU (M.), ZHOU (P.J.) and LIU (S.J.): Halobiforma lacisalsi sp. nov., isolated from a salt lake in China. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2005, 55, 1949-1952.
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Halobiforma nitratireducens (Xin et al. 2001) Hezayen et al. 2002, comb. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) strain C231 = AS 1.1980 = JCM 10879.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: AB045012.
Basonym: ¤ Natronobacterium nitratireducens Xin et al. 2001.
Etymology: N.L. n. nitras -atis, nitrate; L. part. adj. reducens, leading back, bringing back and (in chemistry) converting to a different oxidation state; N.L. part. adj. nitratireducens, nitrate-reducing.
Reference: HEZAYEN (F.F.), TINDALL (B.J.), STEINBUCHEL (A.) and REHM (B.H.A.): Characterization of a novel halophilic archaeon, Halobiforma haloterrestris gen. nov., sp. nov., and transfer of Natronobacterium nitratireducens to Halobiforma nitratireducens comb. nov. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2002, 52, 2271-2280.
Original article in IJSEM Online

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