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Genus Nitrospina

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).


 

Nitrospina Watson and Waterbury 1971, genus. (Type genus of the family ¤ Nitrospinaceae Garrity et al. 2006).
Type species: ¤ Nitrospina gracilis Watson and Waterbury 1971 (Approved Lists 1980).
Etymology: N.L. n. nitras -atis, nitrate; N.L. pref. nitro-, pertaining to nitrate; L. fem. n. spina, thorn, spine; N.L. fem. n. Nitrospina, nitrate spine.
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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Nitrospina gracilis Watson and Waterbury 1971, species. (Type species of the genus.)
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) See the note below.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: not available.
Etymology: L. fem. adj. gracilis, thin, slender.
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.

Note: A strain of Nitrospina gracilis, the strain 3/211 (obtained from Biozentrum Klein Flottbek,University of Hamburg) is available. However, the designation of this strain as the type strain of Nitrospina gracilis is not published in the IJSB/IJSEM (see Rule 18f). The GenBank/EMBL/DDBJ accession number for the 16S rRNA gene sequence of the strain 3/211 is FR865038.

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