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Genus Rhodothalassium

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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").

 

Rhodothalassium Imhoff et al. 1998, gen. nov.
Type species: ¤ Rhodothalassium salexigens (Drews 1982) Imhoff et al. 1998.
Recommended three-letter abbreviation: Rts. (see the file ¤ "Three-letter code for abbreviations of generic names").
Etymology: Gr. n. rhodon, the rose; Gr. adj. thalassios, belonging to the sea; N.L. neut. n. Rhodothalassium, the rose belonging to the sea.
Valid publication: IMHOFF (J.F.), PETRI (R.) and SÜLING (J.): Reclassification of species of the spiral-shaped phototrophic purple non-sulfur bacteria of the α-Proteobacteria: description of the new genera Phaeospirillum gen. nov., Rhodovibrio gen. nov., Rhodothalassium gen. nov. and Roseospira gen. nov. as well as transfer of Rhodospirillum fulvum to Phaeospirillum fulvum comb. nov., of Rhodospirillum molischianum to Phaeospirillum molischianum comb. nov., of Rhodospirillum salinarum to Rhodovibrio salinarum comb. nov., of Rhodospirillum sodomense to Rhodovibrio sodomensis comb. nov., of Rhodospirillum salexigens to Rhodothalassium salexigens comb. nov. and of Rhodospirillum mediosalinum to Roseospira mediosalina comb. nov. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1998, 48, 793-798.
Original article in IJSEM Online

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Rhodothalassium salexigens (Drews 1982) Imhoff et al. 1998, comb. nov. (Type species of the genus.)
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) WS 68 = ATCC 35888= DSM 2132.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: D14431.
Basonym: ¤ Rhodospirillum salexigens Drews 1982.
Etymology: L. n. sal salis, salt, seawater; L. v. exigo, to demand; N.L. part. adj. salexigens, salt-demanding.
Valid publication: IMHOFF (J.F.), PETRI (R.) and SÜLING (J.): Reclassification of species of the spiral-shaped phototrophic purple non-sulfur bacteria of the α-Proteobacteria: description of the new genera Phaeospirillum gen. nov., Rhodovibrio gen. nov., Rhodothalassium gen. nov. and Roseospira gen. nov. as well as transfer of Rhodospirillum fulvum to Phaeospirillum fulvum comb. nov., of Rhodospirillum molischianum to Phaeospirillum molischianum comb. nov., of Rhodospirillum salinarum to Rhodovibrio salinarum comb. nov., of Rhodospirillum sodomense to Rhodovibrio sodomensis comb. nov., of Rhodospirillum salexigens to Rhodothalassium salexigens comb. nov. and of Rhodospirillum mediosalinum to Roseospira mediosalina comb. nov. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1998, 48, 793-798.
Original article in IJSEM Online

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