Genus Metallosphaera

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Number of species cited in this file: 4
Number of subspecies cited in this file: 0

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

 

Metallosphaera Huber et al. 1989, gen. nov.
Type species: ¤ Metallosphaera sedula Huber et al. 1989.
Etymology: L. neut. n. metallum, a mine or quarry, metal; L. fem. n. sphaera, sphere; N.L. fem. n. Metallosphaera, the metal-mobilizing sphere.
References: VALIDATION LIST no. 31. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1989, 39, 495-497. [HUBER (G.), SPINNLER (C.), GAMBACORTA (A.) and STETTER (K.O.): Metallosphaera sedula gen. nov. and sp. nov. represents a new genus of aerobic, metal-mobilizing, thermoacidophilic archaebacteria. Syst. Appl. Microbiol., 1989, 12, 38-47.]
Validation List no. 31 in IJSEM Online - Effective publication Online

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Metallosphaera cuprina Liu et al. 2011, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) strain Ar-4 = CGMCC 1.7082 = JCM 15769.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: FN796482.
Etymology: L. n. cuprum, copper; L. suff. -inus -a -um, suffix used with the sense of belonging to; N.L. fem. adj. cuprina, belonging to copper, describing its ability to extract copper ions from ores.
Reference: LIU (L.J.), YOU (X.Y.), GUO (X.), LIU (S.J.) and JIANG (C.Y.): Metallosphaera cuprina sp. nov., an acidothermophilic metal-mobilizing archaeon. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2011, 61, 2395-2400.
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Metallosphaera hakonensis (Takayanagi et al. 1996) Kurosawa et al. 2003, comb. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) strain HO1-1 = ATCC 51241 = DSM 7519 = IAM 14250 = JCM 8857.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: D86414.
Basonym: ¤ Sulfolobus hakonensis Takayanagi et al. 1996.
Etymology: N.L. fem. adj. hakonensis, pertaining to Hakone, Japan, where the type strain was isolated.
Reference: KUROSAWA (N.), ITOH (Y.H.) and ITOH (T.): Reclassification of Sulfolobus hakonensis Takayanagi et al. 1996 as Metallosphaera hakonensis comb. nov. based on phylogenetic evidence and DNA G+C content. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2003, 53, 1607-1608.
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Metallosphaera prunae Fuchs et al. 1996, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) strain Ron 12/II = DSM 10039.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: X90482.
Etymology: L. fem. gen. n. prunae, of a burning coal, of the glowing coal.
References: VALIDATION LIST no. 57. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1996, 46, 625-626. [FUCHS (T.), HUBER (H.), TEINER (K.), BURGGRAF (S.) and STETTER (K.O.): Metallosphaera prunae, sp. nov., a novel metal-mobilizing, thermoacidophilic Archaeum, isolated from a uranium mine in Germany. Syst. Appl. Microbiol., 1995, 18, 560-566.]
Validation List no. 57 in IJSEM Online (PDF format) - Effective publication Online

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Metallosphaera sedula Huber et al. 1989, sp. nov. (Type species of the genus.)
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) strain TH2 = ATCC 51363 = DSM 5348 = IFO (now NBRC) 15509 = JCM 9185.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: D26491, CP000682 (complete genome).
Etymology: L. fem. adj. sedula, busy, diligent, industrious, describing the efficient metal mobilization.
References: VALIDATION LIST no. 31. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1989, 39, 495-497. [HUBER (G.), SPINNLER (C.), GAMBACORTA (A.) and STETTER (K.O.): Metallosphaera sedula gen. nov. and sp. nov. represents a new genus of aerobic, metal-mobilizing, thermoacidophilic archaebacteria. Syst. Appl. Microbiol., 1989, 12, 38-47.]
Validation List no. 31 in IJSEM Online - Effective publication Online

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