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Genus Magnetospira

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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").

 

Magnetospira Williams et al. 2012, gen. nov.
Type species: ¤ Magnetospira thiophila Williams et al. 2012.
Etymology: L. n. magnes -etis, a magnet; N.L. pref. magneto-, pertaining to a magnet; L. fem. n. spira, a spiral; N.L. fem. n. Magnetospira, the magnetic spiral, with reference to the spiral morphology and magnetotactic behaviour of this bacterium.
Valid publication: WILLIAMS (T.J.), LEFÈVRE (C.T.), ZHAO (W.), BEVERIDGE (T.J.) and BAZYLINSKI (D.A.): Magnetospira thiophila gen. nov., sp. nov., a marine magnetotactic bacterium that represents a novel lineage within the Rhodospirillaceae (Alphaproteobacteria). Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2012, 62, 2443-2450.
Original article in IJSEM Online

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Magnetospira thiophila Williams et al. 2012, sp. nov. (Type species of the genus.)
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) MMS-1 = ATCC BAA-1438 = JCM 17960.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: EU861390.
Etymology: Gr. n. theion (Latin transliteration thium), sulfur; N.L. adj. philus -a -um (from Gr. adj. philos -ê -on), friend, loving; N.L. fem. adj. thiophila, sulfur-loving, with reference to the utilization of thiosulfate as an energy source for chemolithoautotrophic growth.
Valid publication: WILLIAMS (T.J.), LEFÈVRE (C.T.), ZHAO (W.), BEVERIDGE (T.J.) and BAZYLINSKI (D.A.): Magnetospira thiophila gen. nov., sp. nov., a marine magnetotactic bacterium that represents a novel lineage within the Rhodospirillaceae (Alphaproteobacteria). Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2012, 62, 2443-2450.
Original article in IJSEM Online

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