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Genus Magnetococcus

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").

 

Magnetococcus Bazylinski et al. 2013, gen. nov. (Type genus of the order ¤ Magnetococcales Bazylinski et al. 2013; type genus of the family ¤ Magnetococcaceae Bazylinski et al. 2013).
Type species: ¤ Magnetococcus marinus Bazylinski et al. 2013.
Etymology: L. n. magnes -etis, a magnet; N.L. pref. magneto-, pertaining to a magnet; N.L. masc. n. coccus (from Gr. masc. n. kokkos, a grain, seed), a coccus; N.L. masc. n. Magnetococcus, the magnetic coccus, referring to its coccoid morphology and magnetotactic behaviour.
Valid publication: BAZYLINSKI (D.A.), WILLIAMS (T.J.), LEFÈVRE (C.T.), BERG (R.J.), ZHANG (C.L.), BOWSER (S.S.), DEAN (A.J.) and BEVERIDGE (T.J.): Magnetococcus marinus gen. nov., sp. nov., a marine, magnetotactic bacterium that represents a novel lineage (Magnetococcaceae fam. nov., Magnetococcales ord. nov.) at the base of the Alphaproteobacteria. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2013, 63, 801-808.
Original article in IJSEM Online

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Magnetococcus marinus Bazylinski et al. 2013, sp. nov. (Type species of the genus.)
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) MC-1 = ATCC BAA-1437 = JCM 17883.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: CP000471 (complete genome sequence).
Etymology: L. masc. adj. marinus, of the sea, referring to the estuarine habitat of the type strain.
Valid publication: BAZYLINSKI (D.A.), WILLIAMS (T.J.), LEFÈVRE (C.T.), BERG (R.J.), ZHANG (C.L.), BOWSER (S.S.), DEAN (A.J.) and BEVERIDGE (T.J.): Magnetococcus marinus gen. nov., sp. nov., a marine, magnetotactic bacterium that represents a novel lineage (Magnetococcaceae fam. nov., Magnetococcales ord. nov.) at the base of the Alphaproteobacteria. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2013, 63, 801-808.
Original article in IJSEM Online

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