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Genus Sarcobium

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").

 

Sarcobium Drozanski 1991, gen. nov.
Type species: ¤ Sarcobium lyticum Drozanski 1991.
Etymology: Gr. n. sarx sarkos, flesh; Gr. n. bios, life; N.L. neut. n. Sarcobium, that which lives in the sarcode or flesh [cytoplasm].
Valid publication: DROZANSKI (W.J.): Sarcobium lyticum gen. nov., sp. nov., an obligate intracellular bacterial parasite of small free-living amoebae. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1991, 41, 82-87.
Original article in IJSEM Online

¤ Legionella Brenner et al. 1979 (Approved Lists 1980).

Note: Hookey et al. 1996 propose to transfer ¤ Sarcobium lyticum Drozanski 1991 (the type species of the genus Sarcobium) to the genus ¤ Legionella as ¤ Legionella lytica (Drozanski 1991) Hookey et al. 1996, comb. nov. According to Rule 37a, bacteriologists adhering to this proposal must change the name Sarcobium to ¤ Legionella.
Reference: HOOKEY (J.V.), SAUNDERS (N.A.), FRY (N.K.), BIRTLES (R.J.) and HARRISON (T.G.): Phylogeny of Legionellaceae based on small-subunit ribosomal DNA sequences and proposal of Legionella lytica comb. nov. for Legionella-like amoebal pathogens. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1996, 46, 526-531.
Original article in IJSEM Online

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Sarcobium lyticum Drozanski 1991, sp. nov. (Type species of the genus.)
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) L2 = PCM 2298. In the absence of cultivation in pure culture, the description in the paper by Drozanski 1991 forms the nomenclatural type (Rules 18a and 18f).
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: X97364.
Etymology: N.L. neut. adj. lyticum (from Gr. neut. adj. lutikon), able to loosen, able to dissolve.
Valid publication: DROZANSKI (W.J.): Sarcobium lyticum gen. nov., sp. nov., an obligate intracellular bacterial parasite of small free-living amoebae. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1991, 41, 82-87.
Original article in IJSEM Online

¤ Legionella lytica (Drozanski 1991) Hookey et al. 1996, comb. nov.

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