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Genus Pirellula

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: 2
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).


 

Pirellula Schlesner and Hirsch 1987, gen. nov.
Type species: ¤ Pirellula staleyi (Schlesner and Hirsch 1984) Schlesner and Hirsch 1987.
Illegitimate synonym: ¤ Pirella Schlesner and Hirsch 1984.
Etymology: L. n. pirum, pear; L. fem. dim. ending -ella; L. fem. dim. ending -ula; N.L. fem. n. Pirellula, very small pear, referring to the shape of the bacterium.
Valid publication: SCHLESNER (H.) and HIRSCH (P.): Rejection of the genus name Pirella for pear-shaped budding bacteria and proposal to create the genus Pirellula gen. nov. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1987, 37, 441.
Original article in IJSEM Online

Note: The name Pirella Schlesner and Hirsch 1984 was illegitimate because of precedence of the fungal genus Pirella Bainier 1883 [Rule 51b(4)].

Pirellula Schlesner and Hirsch 1987 emend. Schlesner et al. 2004.
Type species: ¤ Pirellula staleyi (Schlesner and Hirsch 1984) Schlesner and Hirsch 1987.
Illegitimate synonym: ¤ Pirella Schlesner and Hirsch 1984.
Etymology: L. n. pirum, pear; L. fem. dim. ending -ella; L. fem. dim. ending -ula; N.L. fem. n. Pirellula, very small pear, referring to the shape of the bacterium.
Reference: SCHLESNER (H.), RENSMANN (C.), TINDALL (B.J.), GADE (D.), RABUS (R.), PFEIFFER (S.) and HIRSCH (P.): Taxonomic heterogeneity within the Planctomycetales as derived by DNA-DNA hybridization, description of Rhodopirellula baltica gen. nov., sp. nov., transfer of Pirellula marina to the genus Blastopirellula gen. nov. as Blastopirellula marina comb. nov. and emended description of the genus Pirellula. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2004, 54, 1567-1580.
Original article in IJSEM Online

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Pirellula marina (Schlesner 1987) Schlesner and Hirsch 1987, comb. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) ATCC 49069= DSM 3645 = IFAM 1313.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: X62912.
Illegitimate basonym: ¤ Pirella marina Schlesner 1987.
Etymology: L. fem. adj. marina, of, or belonging to, the sea, marine.
Valid publication: SCHLESNER (H.) and HIRSCH (P.): Rejection of the genus name Pirella for pear-shaped budding bacteria and proposal to create the genus Pirellula gen. nov. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1987, 37, 441.
Original article in IJSEM Online

Note: The name Pirella marina Schlesner 1987 was illegitimate because of precedence of the fungal genus Pirella Bainier 1883 [Rule 51b(4)].

¤ Blastopirellula marina (Schlesner 1987) Schlesner et al. 2004, comb. nov.

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Pirellula staleyi (Schlesner and Hirsch 1984) Schlesner and Hirsch 1987, comb. nov. (Type species of the genus.)
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) ATCC 27377= DSM 6068.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: CP001848 (complete genome).
Illegitimate basonym: ¤ Pirella staleyi Schlesner and Hirsch 1984.
Etymology: N.L. gen. masc. n. staleyi, of Staley, named after James T. Staley, who isolated strain ATCC 27377, under the name Pasteuria ramosa.
Valid publication: SCHLESNER (H.) and HIRSCH (P.): Rejection of the genus name Pirella for pear-shaped budding bacteria and proposal to create the genus Pirellula gen. nov. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1987, 37, 441.
Original article in IJSEM Online

Notes:
1 The name Pirella staleyi Schlesner and Hirsch 1984 was illegitimate because of precedence of the fungal genus Pirella Bainier 1883 [Rule 51b(4)].
2 The strain ATCC 27377= DSM 6068 was previously the type strain of ¤ Pasteuria ramosa Metchnikoff 1888 (Approved Lists 1980).

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