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Genus Teredinibacter

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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").

 

Teredinibacter Distel et al. 2002, gen. nov.
Type species: ¤ Teredinibacter turnerae Distel et al. 2002.
Etymology: N.L. fem. pl. n. Teredinidae, a family of wood-boring bivalve molluscs (shipworms); N.L. masc. n. bacter, a staff or rod; N.L. masc. n. Teredinibacter, a rod isolated from members of the family Teredinidae.
Valid publication: DISTEL (D.L.), MORRILL (W.), MACLAREN-TOUSSAINT (N.), FRANKS (D.) and WATERBURY (J.): Teredinibacter turnerae gen. nov., sp. nov., a dinitrogen-fixing, cellulolytic, endosymbiotic γ-proteobacterium isolated from the gills of wood-boring molluscs (Bivalvia: Teredinidae). Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2002, 52, 2261-2269.
Original article in IJSEM Online

Note: Teredinibacter Distel et al. 2002 was previously known as "Teredinobacter" Waterbury et al. 1989.
Reference: WATERBURY (J.B.) et al.: Bacteria for cellulose digestion. U.S. Pat. 4,861,721 dated Aug. 29, 1989.

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Teredinibacter turnerae Distel et al. 2002, sp. nov. (Type species of the genus.)
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) T7902 = ATCC 39867= DSM 15152.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: AY028398.
Etymology: N.L. fem. gen. n. turnerae, of Turner, named after Ruth D. Turner, malacologist at the Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University.
Valid publication: DISTEL (D.L.), MORRILL (W.), MACLAREN-TOUSSAINT (N.), FRANKS (D.) and WATERBURY (J.): Teredinibacter turnerae gen. nov., sp. nov., a dinitrogen-fixing, cellulolytic, endosymbiotic γ-proteobacterium isolated from the gills of wood-boring molluscs (Bivalvia: Teredinidae). Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2002, 52, 2261-2269.
Original article in IJSEM Online

Note: Teredinibacter turnerae Distel et al. 2002 was previously known as "Teredinobacter turnerae" Waterbury et al. 1989.
Reference: WATERBURY (J.B.) et al.: Bacteria for cellulose digestion. U.S. Pat. 4,861,721 dated Aug. 29, 1989.

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