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Genus Magnetospirillum

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: 2
Number of subspecies 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).


 

Magnetospirillum Schleifer et al. 1992, gen. nov.
Type species: ¤ Magnetospirillum gryphiswaldense Schleifer et al. 1992.
Etymology: L. n. magnes -etis, a magnet; N.L. pref. magneto-, pertaining to a magnet; L. n. spira, a spiral; N.L. dim. neut. n. spirillum, a small spiral; N.L. neut. n. Magnetospirillum, a small magnetic spiral.
Valid publication: Validation List no. 40. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1992, 42, 191-192.
Effective publication: SCHLEIFER (K.H.), SCHÜLER (D.), SPRING (S.), WEIZENEGGER (M.), AMANN (R.), LUDWIG (W.) and KÖHLER (M.): The genus Magnetospirillum gen. nov. description of Magnetospirillum gryphiswaldense sp. nov. and transfer of Aquaspirillum magnetotacticum to Magnetospirillum magnetotacticum comb. nov. Syst. Appl. Microbiol., 1991, 14, 379-385.
Validation List no. 40 in IJSEM Online - Effective publication Online

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Magnetospirillum gryphiswaldense Schleifer et al. 1992, sp. nov. (Type species of the genus.)
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) MSR-1 = DSM 6361 = IFO (now NBRC) 15271 = JCM 21280.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: Y10109.
Etymology: N.L. neut. adj. gryphiswaldense, pertaining to Greifswald, a town in Germany where the organism was isolated.
Valid publication: Validation List no. 40. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1992, 42, 191-192.
Effective publication: SCHLEIFER (K.H.), SCHÜLER (D.), SPRING (S.), WEIZENEGGER (M.), AMANN (R.), LUDWIG (W.) and KÖHLER (M.): The genus Magnetospirillum gen. nov. description of Magnetospirillum gryphiswaldense sp. nov. and transfer of Aquaspirillum magnetotacticum to Magnetospirillum magnetotacticum comb. nov. Syst. Appl. Microbiol., 1991, 14, 379-385.
Validation List no. 40 in IJSEM Online - Effective publication Online

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Magnetospirillum magnetotacticum (Maratea and Blakemore 1981) Schleifer et al. 1992, comb. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) MS-1 = ATCC 31632= DSM 3856 = IFO (now NBRC) 15272 = JCM 21281 = LMG 10894.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: Y10110.
Basonym: ¤ Aquaspirillum magnetotacticum Maratea and Blakemore 1981.
Etymology: L. n. magnes -etis, a magnet; N.L. pref. magneto-, pertaining to a magnet; N.L. adj. tacticus -a -um (from L. v. tango, to move), showing orientation or movement directed by a force or agent; N.L. neut. adj. magnetotacticum, capable of orientation with respect to a magnet.
Valid publication: Validation List no. 40. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1992, 42, 191-192.
Effective publication: SCHLEIFER (K.H.), SCHÜLER (D.), SPRING (S.), WEIZENEGGER (M.), AMANN (R.), LUDWIG (W.) and KÖHLER (M.): The genus Magnetospirillum gen. nov. description of Magnetospirillum gryphiswaldense sp. nov. and transfer of Aquaspirillum magnetotacticum to Magnetospirillum magnetotacticum comb. nov. Syst. Appl. Microbiol., 1991, 14, 379-385.
Validation List no. 40 in IJSEM Online - Effective publication Online

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