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Genus Moorella

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: 6
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).


 

Moorella Collins et al. 1994, gen. nov.
Type species: ¤ Moorella thermoacetica (Fontaine et al. 1942) Collins et al. 1994.
Etymology: N.L. fem. dim. n. Moorella, in honor of W.E.C. (Ed) Moore, an American bacteriologist, who worked with anaerobes.
Valid publication: COLLINS (M.D.), LAWSON (P.A.), WILLEMS (A.), CORDOBA (J.J.), FERNANDEZ-GARAYZABAL (J.), GARCIA (P.), CAI (J.), HIPPE (H.) and FARROW (J.A.E.): The phylogeny of the genus Clostridium: proposal of five new genera and eleven new species combinations. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1994, 44, 812-826.
Original article in IJSEM Online

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Moorella glycerini Slobodkin et al. 1997, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) JW/AS-Y6 = ATCC 700316= DSM 11254.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: U82327.
Etymology: Gr. adj. glukeros, sweet; N.L. n. glycerinum, glycerin or glycerol; N.L. gen. n. glycerini, of glycerol, referring to utilization of glycerol as a substrate.
Valid publication: SLOBODKIN (A.), REYSENBACH (A.L.), MAYER (F.) and WIEGEL (J.): Isolation and characterization of the homoacetogenic thermophilic bacterium Moorella glycerini sp. nov. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1997, 47, 969-974.
Original article in IJSEM Online

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Moorella humiferrea Nepomnyashchaya et al. 2012, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) 64-FGQ = 64_FGQ = DSM 23265 = VKM B-2603.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: GQ872425.
Etymology: L. n. humus, soil, humus; L. adj. ferreus -a -um, made of or referring to iron; N.L. fem. adj. humiferrea, pertaining to humic substances and iron.
Valid publication: NEPOMNYASHCHAYA (Y.N.), SLOBODKINA (G.B.), BASLEROV (R.V.), CHERNYH (N.A.), BONCH-OSMOLOVSKAYA (E.A.), NETRUSOV (A.I.) and SLOBODKIN (A.I.): Moorella humiferrea sp. nov., a thermophilic, anaerobic bacterium capable of growth via electron shuttling between humic acid and Fe(III). Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2012, 62, 613-617.
Original article in IJSEM Online

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Moorella mulderi Balk et al. 2005, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) TMS = ATCC BAA-608 = DSM 14980.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: AF487538.
Etymology: N.L. gen. n. mulderi, of Mulder, named after Eppe G. Mulder, a Deutch microbiologist and head of the Laboratory of Microbiology at the Wageningen Agricultural University between 1956 and 1981.
Valid publication: Validation List no. 101. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2005, 55, 1-2.
Effective publication: BALK (M.), WEIJMA (J.), FRIEDRICH (M.W.) and STAMS (A.J.M.): Methanol utilization by a novel thermophilic homoacetogenic bacterium, Moorella mulderi sp. nov., isolated from a bioreactor. Arch. Microbiol., 2003, 179, 315-320.
Validation List no. 101 in IJSEM Online - Effective publication Online

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Moorella stamsii Alves et al. 2013, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) E3-O=DSM 26271=CGMCC 1.5181.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA) for the type strain: HF563589.
Etymology: N.L. masc. gen. n. stamsii, of Stams, named after Alfons J. M. Stams, a Dutch microbiologist, in recognition of his contribution to the advancement of anaerobic microbial physiology.
Source: Industrial.
Valid publication: ALVES, J. I., VAN GELDER, A. H., ALVES, M. M., SOUSA, D. Z. and PLUGGE, C. M. 2013. Moorella stamsii sp. nov., a new anaerobic thermophilic hydrogenogenic carboxydotroph isolated from digester sludge. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 63, 4072-4076.
Original article in IJSEM Online

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Moorella thermoacetica (Fontaine et al. 1942) Collins et al. 1994, comb. nov. (Type species of the genus.)
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) ATCC 35608= DSM 521 = JCM 9319.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: AY656675.
Basonym: ¤ Clostridium thermaceticum corrig. Fontaine et al. 1942 (Approved Lists 1980).
Etymology: Gr. adj. thermos, hot; N.L. fem. adj. acetica, pertaining to vinegar; N.L. fem. adj. thermacetica, producing acetic acid thermophilically.
Valid publication: COLLINS (M.D.), LAWSON (P.A.), WILLEMS (A.), CORDOBA (J.J.), FERNANDEZ-GARAYZABAL (J.), GARCIA (P.), CAI (J.), HIPPE (H.) and FARROW (J.A.E.): The phylogeny of the genus Clostridium: proposal of five new genera and eleven new species combinations. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1994, 44, 812-826.
Original article in IJSEM Online

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Moorella thermoautotrophica (Wiegel et al. 1982) Collins et al. 1994, comb. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) JW 701/3 = ATCC 33924= DSM 1974.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: L09168.
Basonym: ¤ Clostridium thermautotrophicum corrig. Wiegel et al. 1982.
Etymology: Gr. adj. thermos, hot; Gr. pron. autos, self; Gr. n. trophos, a feeder; N.L. fem. adj. thermautotrophica, self-feeding in heat, indicating that the organism grows at elevated temperatures and uses CO2 as its principal carbon source for growth.
Valid publication: COLLINS (M.D.), LAWSON (P.A.), WILLEMS (A.), CORDOBA (J.J.), FERNANDEZ-GARAYZABAL (J.), GARCIA (P.), CAI (J.), HIPPE (H.) and FARROW (J.A.E.): The phylogeny of the genus Clostridium: proposal of five new genera and eleven new species combinations. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1994, 44, 812-826.
Original article in IJSEM Online

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