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Genus Meniscus

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").


For a detailed description of this taxon see Bergey’s Manual of Systematics of Archaea and Bacteria (BMSAB).


 

Meniscus Irgens 1977, genus.
Type species: ¤ Meniscus glaucopis Irgens 1977 (Approved Lists 1980).
Etymology: N.L. masc. n. meniscus (from Gr. masc. n. mêniskos), lunar crescent, crescent moon.
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: IRGENS (R.L.): Meniscus, a new genus of aerotolerant, gas-vacuolated bacteria. International Journal of Systematic Bacteriology, 1977, 27, 38-43.

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Meniscus glaucopis Irgens 1977, species. (Type species of the genus.)
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) ATCC 29398.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: GU269545.
Etymology: N.L. masc. adj. glaucopis (from Gr. adj. glaukôpis) gleaming-eyed (an epithet of the warlike goddess Athena), perhaps a reference to the presence of refractile gas vacuoles.
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: IRGENS (R.L.): Meniscus, a new genus of aerotolerant, gas-vacuolated bacteria. International Journal of Systematic Bacteriology, 1977, 27, 38-43.

Note: The 16S rRNA gene sequence of the type strain shows an unexpected affiliation with a deep branch in ¤ Bacteroidales (80% similarity against ¤ Cytophaga hutchinsonii).
Reference: YARZA (P.), SPRÖER (C.), SWIDERSKI (J.), MROTZEK (N.), SPRING (S.), TINDALL (B.J.), GRONOW (S.), PUKALL (R.), KLENK (H.P.), LANG (E.), VERBARG (S.), CROUCH (A.), LILBURN (T.), BECK (B.), UNOSSON (C.), CARDEW (S.), MOORE (E.R.B.), GOMILA (M.), NAKAGAWA (Y.), JANSSENS (D.), DE VOS (P.), PEIREN (J.), SUTTELS (T.), CLERMONT (D.), BIZET (C.), SAKAMOTO (M.), IIDA (T.), KUDO (T.), KOSAKO (Y.), OSHIDA (Y.), OHKUMA (M.), ARAHAL (D.R.), SPIECK (E.), POMMERENING ROESER (A.), FIGGE (M.), PARK (D.), BUCHANAN (P.), CIFUENTES (A.), MUNOZ (R.), EUZEBY (J.P.), SCHLEIFER (K.H.), LUDWIG (W.), AMANN (R.), GLÖCKNER (F.O.) and RÓSSELLO-MÓRA (R.): Sequencing orphan species initiative (SOS): Filling the gaps in the 16S rRNA gene sequence database for all species with validly published names. Syst. Appl. Microbiol., 2013, 36, 69-73.
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