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Genus Limnothrix

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 (not validly published)
Number of subspecies cited in this file: 0

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

Preliminary remark

In June 1985 the Subcommittee on the taxonomic of Phototrophic Bacteria proposed that names of cyanobacteria described and validly published as blue-green algae under the International Code of Botanical Nomenclature are recognized as having been published under the Bacteriological Code (1990 Revision) [1].

In September 1986, the Judicial Commission agreed unanimously to recommend the following to the ICSB (now ICSP): those names of taxa of Cyanobacteria and Cyanophyta that are valid under the Botanical Code be considered valid under the Bacteriological Code for the purpose of preparing an acceptance list comparable to the Approved Lists of Bacterial Names [2]. However, "Declarations of intent" by the Judicial Commission were not taken up by the ICSB (now ICSP).
In 2003, the "Subcommitteee on the taxonomy of phototrophic bacteria" [3] proposed the preparation of a list of approved names of cyanobateria under the Bacteriological Code and a small committee was appointed to prepare such a list. However, such a list is not yet available.

Consequently, names of cyanobacteria described and validly published as blue-green algae under the International Code of Botanical Nomenclature have no standing in bacterial nomenclature, unless they are again described under the Rules of the Bacteriological Code (1990 revision).

References

1 TRÜPER (H.G.) (Chairman): International Committee on Systematic Bacteriology subcommittee on the taxonomy of phototrophic bacteria. Minutes of the discussion workshop: taxonomy of cyanobacteria, 17 to 19 June 1985, Paris, France. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1986, 36, 114-115.
Original article in IJSEM Online
2 JONES (D.) (Secretary): Judicial Commission of the International Committee on Systematic Bacteriology. Minutes of the meeting, 5 September 1986, Manchester, United Kingdom. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1987, 37, 85-87.
Original article in IJSEM Online
3 IMHOFF (J.F.) and MADIGAN (M.T.): International Committee on Systematics of Prokaryotes Subcommitteee on the taxonomy of phototrophic bacteria. Minutes of the meetings, 27 August 2003, Tokyo, Japan. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2004, 54, 1001-1003.
Original article in IJSEM Online

Other references

STANIER (R.Y.), SISTROM (W.R.), HANSEN (T.A.), WHITTON (B.A.), CASTENHOLZ (R.W.), PFENNIG (N.), GORLENKO (V.N.), KONDRATIEVA (E.N.), EIMHJELLEN (K.E.), WHITTENBURY (R.), GHERNA (R.L.) and TRÜPER (H.G.): Proposal to place the nomenclature of the cyanobacteria (blue-green algae) under the rules of the International Code of Nomenclature of Bacteria. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1978, 28, 335-336.
HILL (L.R.): International Committee on Systematic Bacteriology. XIII International Congress of Microbiology. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1983, 33, 435-437.
Original article in IJSEM Online
JUDICIAL COMMISSION OF THE INTERNATIONAL COMMITTEE ON SYSTEMATIC BACTERIOLOGY: Minutes of the meeting, 6 August 1982, Boston, Massachusetts. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1986, 36, 577-578.
Original article in IJSEM Online
HILL (L.R.): International Committee on Systematic Bacteriology. XIV International Congress of Microbiology. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1987, 37, 88-90.
Original article in IJSEM Online
CASTENHOLZ (R.W.) and WATERBURY (J.B.): Group I. Cyanobacteria. Preface. In: J.T. STALEY, M.P. BRYANT, N. PFENNIG and J.G. HOLT (editors), Bergey's Manual of Systematic Bacteriology, 1989, vol. 3. The Williams & Wilkins Co., Baltimore, pp. 1710-1727.
WAYNE (L.G.): Judicial Commission of the International Committee on Systematic Bacteriology. Minutes of the Meeting, 14 September 1990, Osaka, Japan. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1991, 41, 185-187.
Original article in IJSEM Online
GOODFELLOW (M.): International Committee on Systematic Bacteriology. XVIth International Congress of Microbiology. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1995, 45, 613-615.
Original article in IJSEM Online
OREN (A.): A proposal for further integration of the cyanobacteria under the Bacteriological Code. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2004, 54, 1895-1902.
Original article in IJSEM Online
DE VOS (P.), TRÜPER (H.G.) and TINDALL (B.J.): Judicial Commission of the International Committee on Systematics of Prokaryotes Xth International (IUMS) Congress of Bacteriology and Applied Microbiology. Minutes of the meetings, 28, 29 and 31 July and 1 August 2002, Paris, France. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2005, 55, 525-532.
Original article by De Vos et al. 2005 in IJSEM Online

 

"Limnothrix" Not validly published under the Rules of the Bacteriological Code (1990 Revision).

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"Limnothrix redekei" emend. Suda et al. 2002.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) NIES 847 = NIVA CYA 277/1.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: not found.
Basonym: "Oscillatoria redekei".
Etymology: not found.
Reference: SUDA (S.), WATANABE (M.M.), OTSUKA (S.), MAHAKAHANT (A.), YONGMANITCHAI (W.), NOPARTNARAPORN (N.), LIU (Y.) and DAY (J.G.): Taxonomic revision of water-bloom-forming species of oscillatorioid cyanobacteria. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2002, 52, 1577-1595.
Original article in IJSEM Online

Note: Suda et al. 2002 propose an emendation of the species "Limnothrix redekei" which has no standing under the Rules of the Bacteriological Code (1990 Revision).

  • Limnothrix redekei" (Van Goor) Meffert 1988 is validly published under the International Code of Botanical Nomenclature.

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