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Genus Sulfurisphaera

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).


 

Sulfurisphaera Kurosawa et al. 1998, gen. nov.
Type species: ¤ Sulfurisphaera ohwakuensis Kurosawa et al. 1998.
Etymology: L. n. sulfur, sulfur; L. fem. n. sphaera, sphere; N.L. fem. n. Sulfurisphaera, sulfur-metabolizing spherical cells from sulfataric fields.
Valid publication: KUROSAWA (N.), ITOH (Y.H.), IWAI (T.), SUGAI (A.), UDA (I.), KIMURA (N.), HORIUCHI (T.) and ITOH (T.): Sulfurisphaera ohwakuensis gen. nov., sp. nov., a novel extremely thermophilic acidophile of the order Sulfolobales. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1998, 48, 451-456.
Original article in IJSEM Online

Note: The Latin word sphaera is in the feminine gender. So, according to Rule 65 (2), the generic name Sulfurisphaera is in the feminine gender, not in the masculine gender as mentioned in the paper by Kurosawa et al. 1998.

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Sulfurisphaera ohwakuensis Kurosawa et al. 1998, sp. nov. (Type species of the genus.)
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) TA-1 = DSM 12421 = IFO (now NBRC) 15161 = JCM 9065.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: D85507.
Etymology: N.L. fem. adj. ohwakuensis, pertaining to Ohwaku Valley, referring to the place of isolation.
Valid publication: KUROSAWA (N.), ITOH (Y.H.), IWAI (T.), SUGAI (A.), UDA (I.), KIMURA (N.), HORIUCHI (T.) and ITOH (T.): Sulfurisphaera ohwakuensis gen. nov., sp. nov., a novel extremely thermophilic acidophile of the order Sulfolobales. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1998, 48, 451-456.
Original article in IJSEM Online

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