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Genus Phorcysia

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").

 

Phorcysia Pérez-Rodríguez et al. 2012, gen. nov.
Type species: ¤ Phorcysia thermohydrogeniphila Pérez-Rodríguez et al. 2012.
Etymology: N.L. fem. n. Phorcysia, named after Phorcys, son of Neptune, father of Medusa and the other Gorgons, who was changed after death into a sea-god, referring to the habitat of the type species.
Valid publication: PÉREZ-RODRÍGUEZ (I.), GROSCHE (A.), MASSENBURG (L.), STAROVOYTOV (V.), LUTZ (R.A.) and VETRIANI (C.): Phorcysia thermohydrogeniphila gen. nov., sp. nov., a thermophilic, chemolithoautotrophic, nitrate-ammonifying bacterium from a deep-sea hydrothermal vent. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2012, 62, 2388-2394.
Original article in IJSEM Online

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Phorcysia thermohydrogeniphila Pérez-Rodríguez et al. 2012, sp. nov. (Type species of the genus.)
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) HB-8 = DSM 24425 = JCM 17384.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: HQ336972.
Etymology: Gr. fem. n. thermê, heat; N.L. n. hydrogenum, hydrogen; N.L. fem. adj. philus -a -um (from Gr. adj. philos -ê -on), friend, loving; N.L. fem. adj. thermohydrogeniphila, heat- and hydrogen-liking, referring to its ability to grow lithotrophically on H2 at elevated temperature.
Valid publication: PÉREZ-RODRÍGUEZ (I.), GROSCHE (A.), MASSENBURG (L.), STAROVOYTOV (V.), LUTZ (R.A.) and VETRIANI (C.): Phorcysia thermohydrogeniphila gen. nov., sp. nov., a thermophilic, chemolithoautotrophic, nitrate-ammonifying bacterium from a deep-sea hydrothermal vent. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2012, 62, 2388-2394.
Original article in IJSEM Online

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