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Genus Halospirulina

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").

 

Halospirulina Nübel et al. 2000, gen. nov.
Type species: ¤ Halospirulina tapeticola Nübel et al. 2000.
Etymology: Gr. n. hals halos, salt; N.L. dim. fem. n. spirulina, a small coil; N.L. fem. n. Halospirulina, salt-tolerant small coil.
Valid publication: NÜBEL (U.), GARCIA-PICHEL (F.) and MUYZER (G.): The halotolerance and phylogeny of cyanobacteria with tightly coiled trichomes (Spirulina Turpin) and the description of Halospirulina tapeticola gen. nov., sp. nov. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2000, 50, 1265-1277.
Original article in IJSEM Online

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Halospirulina tapeticola Nübel et al. 2000, sp. nov. (Type species of the genus.)
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) CCC Baja-95 Cl. 2 (The type strain is available from the Culture Collection of Microorganisms from Extreme Environments, Eugene, OR, USA, and has been deposited in the Pasteur Culture Collection, Paris, France [accession numbers not given]).
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: Y18791.
Etymology: L. n. tapete -is, a carpet, mat; L. suff. -cola (from L. n. incola), dweller; N.L. n. tapeticola, microbial-mat dweller.
Valid publication: NÜBEL (U.), GARCIA-PICHEL (F.) and MUYZER (G.): The halotolerance and phylogeny of cyanobacteria with tightly coiled trichomes (Spirulina Turpin) and the description of Halospirulina tapeticola gen. nov., sp. nov. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2000, 50, 1265-1277.
Original article in IJSEM Online

Note: According to Rule 65(2), the specific epithet is in the masculine gender (not in the feminine gender as cited in the paper by Nübel et al. 2000).

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