Genus Rhodoferax

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Number of species cited in this file: 4
Number of subspecies cited in this file: 0

Classification (Warning: see also the file "Classification of prokaryotes: Introduction").

 

Rhodoferax Hiraishi et al. 1992, gen. nov.
Type species: ¤ Rhodoferax fermentans Hiraishi et al. 1992.
Recommended three-letter abbreviation: Rfx. (see the file ¤ "Three-letter code for abbreviations of generic names").
Etymology: Gr. n. rhodon, the rose; L. adj. ferax, fertile; N.L. masc. n. Rhodoferax, red and fertile.
References: VALIDATION LIST no. 40. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1992, 42, 191-192. [HIRAISHI (A.), HOSHINO (Y.) and SATOH (T.): Rhodoferax fermentans gen. nov., sp. nov., a phototrophic purple nonsulfur bacterium previously referred to as the "Rhodocyclus gelatinosus-like" group. Arch. Microbiol., 1991, 155, 330-336.]
Validation List no. 40 in IJSEM Online - Effective publication Online

Note: The Latin adjective ferax can be in the masculine, in the feminine or in the neuter gender. According to the subcommittee on the taxonomy of the phototrophic bacteria, the genus name Rhodoferax is in the masculine gender.
Reference: ICSB, SUBCOMMITTEE ON THE TAXONOMY OF THE PHOTOTROPHIC BACTERIA: Minutes of the meetings, 10 September 1997, Vienna, Austria. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1999, 49, 925-926.
Original article in IJSEM Online

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Rhodoferax antarcticus Madigan et al. 2001, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) strain ANT.BR = ATCC 700587.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: GU233447.
Etymology: L. masc. adj. antarcticus, southern, belonging to the Antarctica.
References: VALIDATION LIST no. 80. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. 2001, 51, 793-794. [MADIGAN (M.T.), JUNG (D.O.), WOESE (C.R.) and ACHENBACH (L.A.): Rhodoferax antarcticus sp. nov., a moderately psychrophilic purple nonsulfur bacterium isolated from an Antarctic microbial mat. Arch. Microbiol., 2000, 173, 269-277.]
Validation List no. 80 in IJSEM Online (PDF Format) - Effective publication Online

Note: According to Rules 27(3) and 30, Rhodoferax antarcticus Madigan et al. 2001 is not validly published because, at the time of publication, the type strain was not deposited in two publicly accessible service collections in different countries. According to the Judicial Opinion 81, authors or this name, or other scientists who wish to have this name validly published, should submit evidence of the deposit of the type strain in additional collections to the List Editor (either directly or via the IJSEM Editorial Office) before the next meeting of the Judicial Commission in Sapporo, Japan, in 2011. After that time, the name will be ruled not to have been validly published. If, after that deadline, the authors or other scientists wish to have this name validly published, this may be done by confirming that the name is in accordance with the requirements of the Code and either by requesting valid publication via the Validation Lists or by inclusion of the proposal in an original article in the IJSEM. The details of valid publication will then make reference to those publications. If authors or other scientists feel that an exception should be granted to Rule 30, requiring deposit of the type in two different collections in two different countries, they should contact the Editorial Office of the IJSEM.
References:
1 EUZÉBY (J.P.) and TINDALL (B.J.): Status of strains that contravene Rules 27(3) and 30 of the Bacteriological Code. Request for an Opinion. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2004, 54, 293-301.
Original article in IJSEM Online
2 JUDICIAL COMMISSION OF THE INTERNATIONAL COMMITTEE ON SYSTEMATICS OF PROKARYOTES: Status of strains that contravene Rules 27 (3) and 30 of the International Code of Nomenclature of Bacteria. Opinion 81. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2008, 58, 1755-1763.
Opinion 81 in IJSEM Online

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Rhodoferax fermentans Hiraishi et al. 1992, sp. nov. (Type species of the genus.)
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) strain FR2 = ATCC 49787 = DSM 10138 = IFO (now NBRC) 16659 = JCM 7819.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: D16211.
Etymology: L. part. adj. fermentans, fermenting.
References: VALIDATION LIST no. 40. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1992, 42, 191-192. [HIRAISHI (A.), HOSHINO (Y.) and SATOH (T.): Rhodoferax fermentans gen. nov., sp. nov., a phototrophic purple nonsulfur bacterium previously referred to as the "Rhodocyclus gelatinosus-like" group. Arch. Microbiol., 1991, 155, 330-336.]
Validation List no. 40 in IJSEM Online - Effective publication Online

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Rhodoferax ferrireducens Finneran et al. 2003, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) strain T118 = ATCC BAA-621 = DSM 15236.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: CP000267 (complete genome).
Etymology: L. n. ferrum, iron; L. part. adj. reducens, bringing back, leading back; N.L. part. adj. ferrireducens, iron-reducing (converting iron to a reduced oxidation state).
Reference: FINNERAN (K.T.), JOHNSEN (C.V.) and LOVLEY (D.R.): Rhodoferax ferrireducens sp. nov., a psychrotolerant, facultatively anaerobic bacterium that oxidizes acetate with the reduction of Fe(III). Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2003, 53, 669-673.
Original article in IJSEM Online

¤ Albidiferax ferrireducens corrig. (Finneran et al. 2003) Ramana and Sasikala 2009, comb. nov.

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Rhodoferax saidenbachensis Kaden et al. 2014, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) ED16=CCUG 57711=ATCC BAA-1852=DSM 22694.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA) for the type strain: FJ755906.
Whole-genome sequence accession no. for the type strain: AWQR00000000.
Etymology: N.L. masc. adj. saidenbachensis, of Saidenbach reservoir in Germany, the geographical origin of isolation.
Source: Environmental - freshwater (50° 44′ 9″ N 13° 14′ 3″ E).
Valid publication: KADEN, R., SPRÖER, C., BEYER, D. and KROLLA-SIDENSTEIN, P. 2014. Rhodoferax saidenbachensis sp. nov., a psychrotolerant, very slowly growing bacterium within the family Comamonadaceae, proposal of appropriate taxonomic position of Albidiferax ferrireducens strain T118T in the genus Rhodoferax and emended description of the genus Rhodoferax. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 64, 1186-1193.
Original article in IJSEM Online

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