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Genus Nitrococcus

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).


 

Nitrococcus Watson and Waterbury 1971, genus.
Type species: ¤ Nitrococcus mobilis Watson and Waterbury 1971 (Approved Lists 1980).
Etymology: L. n. nitrum, native soda, natron, nitrate; N.L. masc. n. coccus (from Gr. masc. n. kokkos, grain, seed), coccus, sphere; N.L. masc. n. Nitrococcus, nitrate sphere.
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: WATSON (S.W.) and WATERBURY (J.B.): Characteristics of two marine nitrite oxidizing bacteria, Nitrospina gracilis nov. gen. nov. sp. and Nitrococcus mobilis nov. gen. nov. sp. Archiv fur Mikrobiologie, 1971, 77, 203-230.

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Nitrococcus mobilis Watson and Waterbury 1971, species. (Type species of the genus.)
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) ATCC 25380= CIP 104751.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: HM038001.
Etymology: L. masc. adj. mobilis, movable, motile.
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: WATSON (S.W.) and WATERBURY (J.B.): Characteristics of two marine nitrite oxidizing bacteria, Nitrospina gracilis nov. gen. nov. sp. and Nitrococcus mobilis nov. gen. nov. sp. Archiv fur Mikrobiologie, 1971, 77, 203-230.

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