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Genus Herpetosiphon

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, including synonyms, cited in this file: 7
Number of subspecies, including synonyms, 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).


 

Herpetosiphon Holt and Lewin 1968, genus. (Type genus of the order ¤ Herpetosiphonales Gupta et al. 2013; type genus of the family ¤ Herpetosiphonaceae Gupta et al. 2013)
Type species: ¤ Herpetosiphon aurantiacus Holt and Lewin 1968 (Approved Lists 1980).
Etymology: Gr. n. herpeton, gliding animal, reptile; Gr. masc. n. siphôn, tube, pipe; N.L. masc. n. Herpetosiphon, gliding tube.
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: HOLT (J.G.) and LEWIN (R.A.): Herpetosiphon aurantiacus gen. et sp. n., a new filamentous gliding organism. Journal of Bacteriology, 1968, 95, 2407-2408.

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Herpetosiphon aurantiacus Holt and Lewin 1968, species. (Type species of the genus.)
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) ATCC 23779= CCUG 48726 = DSM 785 = HAMBI 1968.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: M34117.
Etymology: N.L. masc. adj. aurantiacus, orange-colored.
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: HOLT (J.G.) and LEWIN (R.A.): Herpetosiphon aurantiacus gen. et sp. n., a new filamentous gliding organism. Journal of Bacteriology, 1968, 95, 2407-2408.

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Herpetosiphon cohaerens Lewin 1970, species.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) II-2 = ATCC 23123= NBRC 102661 = NCIMB 12855.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: AB301614.
Etymology: L. part. adj. cohaerens, cohering, uniting together.
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.): New Herpetosiphon species (Flexibacterales). Canadian Journal of Microbiology, 1970, 16, 517-520.

¤ Lewinella cohaerens (Lewin 1970) Sly et al. 1998, comb. nov.

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Herpetosiphon geysericola (Copeland 1936) Lewin 1970, species.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) ATCC 23076= CCUG 48727 = DSM 7119.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: AF039293.
Synonyms: "Phormidium geysericola" Copeland 1936, "Herpetosiphon geysericolus" (sic) Lewin 1970.
Etymology: N.L. n. geysirum (from Icelandic n. geysir), geyser; L. suff. -cola (from L. n. incola), dweller; N.L. n. geysericola, hot spring dweller.
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 COPELAND (J.J.): Yellowstone thermal Myxophyceae. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 1936, 36, 1-232. 2 LEWIN (R.A.): New Herpetosiphon species (Flexibacterales). Canadian Journal of Microbiology, 1970, 16, 517-520.

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Herpetosiphon giganteus Pan et al. 2017, sp. nov., nom. rev.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) DSM 589=NBRC 112828.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: KY689830.
Etymology: L. masc. adj. giganteus, giant, gigantic.
Source: Environmental - soil.
Valid publication: PAN, X., KAGE, H., MARTIN, K. and NETT, M. 2017. Herpetosiphon gulosus sp. nov., a filamentous predatory bacterium isolated from sandy soil and Herpetosiphon giganteus sp. nov., nom. rev. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 67, 2476-2481.
Original article in IJSEM Online

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Herpetosiphon nigricans Lewin 1970, species.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) SS-2 = ATCC 23147= NBRC 102662 = NCIMB 1420.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: AB301615.
Etymology: L. part. adj. nigricans, blackening.
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.): New Herpetosiphon species (Flexibacterales). Canadian Journal of Microbiology, 1970, 16, 517-520.

¤ Lewinella nigricans (Lewin 1970) Sly et al. 1998, comb. nov.

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Herpetosiphon gulosus Pan et al. 2017, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) Hp g472=DSM 52871=NBRC 112829.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: KY689833.
Etymology: L. masc. adj. gulosus, gluttonous, pertaining to the strong predatory activity of the type strain.
Source: Environmental - soil.
Valid publication: PAN, X., KAGE, H., MARTIN, K. and NETT, M. 2017. Herpetosiphon gulosus sp. nov., a filamentous predatory bacterium isolated from sandy soil and Herpetosiphon giganteus sp. nov., nom. rev. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 67, 2476-2481.
Original article in IJSEM Online

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Herpetosiphon persicus Lewin 1970, species.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) T-3 = ATCC 23167= NBRC 102663 = NCIMB 1396.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: AB301616.
Etymology: L. n.  persicum, a peach; L. masc. suff. -icus, suffix used with the sense of pertaining to; L. masc. adj. persicus, Persian; here intended to mean peach-coloured.
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.): New Herpetosiphon species (Flexibacterales). Canadian Journal of Microbiology, 1970, 16, 517-520.

¤ Lewinella persica (Lewin 1970) Sly et al. 1998, comb. nov.

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