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Genus Smithella

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").


For a detailed description of this taxon see Bergey’s Manual of Systematics of Archaea and Bacteria (BMSAB).


 

Smithella Liu et al. 1999, gen. nov.
Type species: ¤ Smithella propionica Liu et al. 1999.
Etymology: N.L. fem. dim. n. Smithella, named for Paul H. Smith in honor of his many contributions to the understanding of methanogenic propionate degradation.
Valid publication: LIU (Y.), BALKWILL (D.L.), ALDRICH (H.C.), DRAKE (G.R.) and BOONE, (D.R.): Characterization of the anaerobic propionate-degrading syntrophs Smithella propionica gen. nov., sp. nov. and Syntrophobacter wolinii. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1999, 49, 545-556.
Original article in IJSEM Online

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Smithella propionica Liu et al. 1999, sp. nov. (Type species of the genus.)
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) LYP = OCM 661.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: AF126282.
Etymology: N.L. n. acidum propionicum, propionic acid; L. fem. suff. -ica, suffix used with the sense of pertaining to; N.L. fem. adj. propionica, pertaining to propionic acid, on which the bacterium grows.
Valid publication: LIU (Y.), BALKWILL (D.L.), ALDRICH (H.C.), DRAKE (G.R.) and BOONE, (D.R.): Characterization of the anaerobic propionate-degrading syntrophs Smithella propionica gen. nov., sp. nov. and Syntrophobacter wolinii. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1999, 49, 545-556.
Original article in IJSEM Online

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