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Genus Sulfurospirillum

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: 8
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).


 

Sulfurospirillum Schumacher et al. 1993, gen. nov.
Type species: ¤ Sulfurospirillum deleyianum Schumacher et al. 1993.
Etymology: L. n. sulfur, sulfur; L. n. spira, a spiral; N.L. dim. neut. n. spirillum, a short spiral; N.L. neut. n. Sulfurospirillum, a spirillum that reduces elemental sulfur.
Valid publication: Validation List no. 44. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1993, 43, 188-189.
Effective publication: SCHUMACHER (W.), KRONECK (P.M.H.) and PFENNIG (N.): Comparative systematic study on "Spirillum" 5175, Campylobacter and Wolinella species. Description of "Spirillum" 5175 as Sulfurospirillum deleyianum gen. nov., spec. nov. Arch. Microbiol., 1992, 158, 287-293.
Validation List no. 44 in IJSEM Online - Effective publication Online

Note: In Validation List no. 44, the reference citation of Sulfurospirillum Schumacher et al. 1993 is incomplete. The correct reference is as follows: Schumacher, W., Kroneck, P. M. H. & Pfennig, N. (1992). Comparative systematic study on "Spirillum" 5175, Campylobacter and Wolinella species. Description of "Spirillum" 5175 as Sulfurospirillum deleyianum gen. nov., spec. nov. Arch. Microbiol. 158, 287-293.
Reference: EUZÉBY (J.P.) and KUDO (T.): Corrigenda to the Validation Lists. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2001, 51, 1933-1938.
Original article in IJSEM Online

Sulfurospirillum Schumacher et al. 1993 emend. Finster et al. 1997.
Type species: ¤ Sulfurospirillum deleyianum Schumacher et al. 1993.
Etymology: L. n. sulfur, sulfur; L. n. spira, a spiral; N.L. dim. neut. n. spirillum, a short spiral; N.L. neut. n. Sulfurospirillum, a spirillum that reduces elemental sulfur.
References:
1 FINSTER (K.), LIESACK (W.) and TINDALL (B.J.): Sulfurospirillum arcachonense sp. nov., a new microaerophilic sulfur-reducing bacterium. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1997, 47, 1212-1217.
Original article by Finster et al. in IJSEM Online
2 FINSTER (K.): Personal communication.

Sulfurospirillum Schumacher et al. 1993 emend. Luijten et al. 2003.
Type species: ¤ Sulfurospirillum deleyianum Schumacher et al. 1993.
Etymology: L. n. sulfur, sulfur; L. n. spira, a spiral; N.L. dim. neut. n. spirillum, a short spiral; N.L. neut. n. Sulfurospirillum, a spirillum that reduces elemental sulfur.
Reference: LUIJTEN (M.L.G.C.), DE WEERT (J.), SMIDT (H.), BOSCHKER (H.T.S.), DE VOS (W.M.), SCHRAA (G.) and STAMS (A.J.M.): Description of Sulfurospirillum halorespirans sp. nov., an anaerobic, tetrachloroethene-respiring bacterium, and transfer of Dehalospirillum multivorans to the genus Sulfurospirillum as Sulfurospirillum multivorans comb. nov. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2003, 53, 787-793.
Original article in IJSEM Online

Note: According to Luijten et al. 2003, Sulfurospirillum Schumacher et al. 1993 is an earlier heterotypic synonym of ¤ Dehalospirillum Scholz-Muramatsu et al. 2002.
Reference: LUIJTEN (M.L.G.C.), DE WEERT (J.), SMIDT (H.), BOSCHKER (H.T.S.), DE VOS (W.M.), SCHRAA (G.) and STAMS (A.J.M.): Description of Sulfurospirillum halorespirans sp. nov., an anaerobic, tetrachloroethene-respiring bacterium, and transfer of Dehalospirillum multivorans to the genus Sulfurospirillum as Sulfurospirillum multivorans comb. nov. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2003, 53, 787-793.
Original article in IJSEM Online

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Sulfurospirillum alkalitolerans Sorokin et al. 2013, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) HTRB-L1=UNIQEM U795=DSM 24537.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA) for the type strain: GQ863490.
Etymology: -.
Source: Industrial.
Valid publication: Validation List no. 153. List of new names and new combinations previously effectively, but not validly, published. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 63 (2013), 3131-3134.
Validation List Online
Effective publication: SOROKIN, D. Y., TOUROVA, T. P. and MUYZER, G. 2013. Isolation and characterization of two novel alkalitolerant sulfidogens from a Thiopaq bioreactor, Desulfonatronum alkalitolerans sp. nov., and Sulfurospirillum alkalitolerans sp. nov. Extremophiles, 17, 535-543.
Effective publication Online

Note: In Validation List 153, the DSMZ accession number for the type strain was erroneously given as DSM 23437; the correct number is DSM 24537.
Reference: Validation List no. 154. List of new names and new combinations previously effectively, but not validly, published. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 63 (2013), 3931-3934.
Validation List 154

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Sulfurospirillum arcachonense Finster et al. 1997, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) F1F6 = DSM 9755.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: Y11561.
Etymology: N.L. neut. adj. arcachonense, pertaining to the city of Arcachon, France, from where the strain was isolated.
Valid publication: FINSTER (K.), LIESACK (W.) and TINDALL (B.J.): Sulfurospirillum arcachonense sp. nov., a new microaerophilic sulfur-reducing bacterium. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1997, 47, 1212-1217.
Original article in IJSEM Online

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Sulfurospirillum arsenophilum Stolz et al. 1999, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) MIT 13 = ATCC 700056= DSM 10659.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: U85964.
Etymology: L. n. arsenicum, arsenic; N.L. neut. adj. philum (from Gr. neut. adj. philon), friend, loving; N.L. neut. adj. arsenophilum, arsenic loving.
Valid publication: STOLZ (J.F.), ELLIS (D.J.), SWITZER BLUM (J.), AHMANN (D.), LOVLEY (D.R.) and OREMLAND (R.S.): Sulfurospirillum barnesii sp. nov. and Sulfurospirillum arsenophilum sp. nov., new members of the Sulfurospirillum clade of the ε Proteobacteria. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol, 1999, 49, 1177-1180.
Original article in IJSEM Online

Note: In the "Contents List" of the July 1999 issue of the IJSB (p. iii) and in the "Author Index" (p. viii), the author name "Switzer Blum" is erroneously cited as "Switser Blum".
Reference: PARTE (A.), Managing Editor IJSB: Personal communication.

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Sulfurospirillum barnesii Stolz et al. 1999, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) SES-3 = ATCC 700032= DSM 10660.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: AF038843.
Etymology: N.L. gen. masc. n. barnesii, of Barnes, named after I. Barnes, of the U.S. Geological Survey, who recognized the environmental significance of selenium.
Valid publication: STOLZ (J.F.), ELLIS (D.J.), SWITZER BLUM (J.), AHMANN (D.), LOVLEY (D.R.) and OREMLAND (R.S.): Sulfurospirillum barnesii sp. nov. and Sulfurospirillum arsenophilum sp. nov., new members of the Sulfurospirillum clade of the ε Proteobacteria. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol, 1999, 49, 1177-1180.
Original article in IJSEM Online

Note: In the "Contents List" of the July 1999 issue of the IJSB (p. iii) and in the "Author Index" (p. viii), the author name "Switzer Blum" is erroneously cited as "Switser Blum".
Reference: PARTE (A.), Managing Editor IJSB: Personal communication.

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Sulfurospirillum cavolei Kodama et al. 2007, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) Phe91 = DSM 18149 = JCM 13918.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: AB246781.
Etymology: L. neut. n. cavum, cave, cavern; L. gen. neut. n. olei, of/from oil; N.L. gen. n. cavolei, of/from an oil cavern, as the organism was isolated from underground oil storage caverns.
Valid publication: KODAMA (Y.), HA (L.T.) and WATANABE (K.): Sulfurospirillum cavolei sp. nov., a facultatively anaerobic sulfur-reducing bacterium isolated from an underground crude oil storage cavity. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2007, 57, 827-831.
Original article in IJSEM Online

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Sulfurospirillum deleyianum Schumacher et al. 1993, sp. nov. (Type species of the genus.)
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) "Spirillum" 5175 = 5175 = ATCC 51133= DSM 6946.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: CP001816 (complete genome).
Etymology: N.L. neut. adj. deleyianum, named after J. De Ley, for his contributions to genetic analysis in bacterial systematics.
Valid publication: Validation List no. 44. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1993, 43, 188-189.
Effective publication: SCHUMACHER (W.), KRONECK (P.M.H.) and PFENNIG (N.): Comparative systematic study on "Spirillum" 5175, Campylobacter and Wolinella species. Description of "Spirillum" 5175 as Sulfurospirillum deleyianum gen. nov., spec. nov. Arch. Microbiol., 1992, 158, 287-293.
Validation List no. 44 in IJSEM Online - Effective publication Online

Note: In Validation List no. 44, the reference citation of Sulfurospirillum deleyianum Schumacher et al. 1993 is incomplete. The correct reference is as follows: Schumacher, W., Kroneck, P. M. H. & Pfennig, N. (1992). Comparative systematic study on "Spirillum" 5175, Campylobacter and Wolinella species. Description of "Spirillum" 5175 as Sulfurospirillum deleyianum gen. nov., spec. nov. Arch. Microbiol. 158, 287-293.
Reference: EUZÉBY (J.P.) and KUDO (T.): Corrigenda to the Validation Lists. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2001, 51, 1933-1938.
Original article in IJSEM Online

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Sulfurospirillum halorespirans Luijten et al. 2003, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) PCE-M2 = ATCC BAA-583 = DSM 13726.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: AF218076.
Etymology: N.L. part. adj. halorespirans, halorespiring, respiring halogenated compounds.
Valid publication: LUIJTEN (M.L.G.C.), DE WEERT (J.), SMIDT (H.), BOSCHKER (H.T.S.), DE VOS (W.M.), SCHRAA (G.) and STAMS (A.J.M.): Description of Sulfurospirillum halorespirans sp. nov., an anaerobic, tetrachloroethene-respiring bacterium, and transfer of Dehalospirillum multivorans to the genus Sulfurospirillum as Sulfurospirillum multivorans comb. nov. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2003, 53, 787-793.
Original article in IJSEM Online

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Sulfurospirillum multivorans (Scholz-Muramatsu et al. 2002) Luijten et al. 2003, comb. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) DSM 12446 = JCM 15788.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: X82931.
Basonym: ¤ Dehalospirillum multivorans Scholz-Muramatsu et al. 2002.
Etymology: L. adj. multus, many; L. part. adj. vorans, devouring; N.L. part. adj. multivorans, devouring numerous kinds of substrates.
Valid publication: LUIJTEN (M.L.G.C.), DE WEERT (J.), SMIDT (H.), BOSCHKER (H.T.S.), DE VOS (W.M.), SCHRAA (G.) and STAMS (A.J.M.): Description of Sulfurospirillum halorespirans sp. nov., an anaerobic, tetrachloroethene-respiring bacterium, and transfer of Dehalospirillum multivorans to the genus Sulfurospirillum as Sulfurospirillum multivorans comb. nov. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2003, 53, 787-793.
Original article in IJSEM Online

Note: At the time of publication, the type strain was not deposited in two publicly accessible service collections in different countries, and Sulfurospirillum multivorans (Scholz-Muramatsu et al. 2002) Luijten et al. 2003 was not validly published [Rules 27(3) and 30]. However, according to the Judicial Opinion 81, Sulfurospirillum multivorans (Scholz-Muramatsu et al. 2002) Luijten et al. 2003 is now considered to be validly published, since deposit in a second culture collection in a different country has been documented.
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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