Name: Alkalispirochaeta Sravanthi et al. 2016

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: Al.ka.li.spi.ro.chaeā€™ta N.L. neut. n. alkali, alkali from Arabic n. al-qaliy the ashes of saltwort; N.L. fem. n. Spirochaeta, a bacterial genus; N.L. fem. n. Alkalispirochaeta, alkali(-tolerant) relative of Spirochaeta

Type species: Alkalispirochaeta alkalica (Zhilina et al. 1996) Sravanthi et al. 2016

16S rRNA gene: Analyse FASTA

Valid publication: Sravanthi T, Tushar L, Sasikala Ch, Ramana ChV. Alkalispirochaeta cellulosivorans gen. nov., sp. nov., a cellulose-hydrolysing, alkaliphilic, halotolerant bacterium isolated from the gut of a wood-eating cockroach (Cryptocercus punctulatus), and reclassification of four species of Spirochaeta as new combinations within Alkalispirochaeta gen. nov. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2016; 66:1612-1619.

IJSEM list: Oren A, Garrity GM. Notification list. Notification that new names and new combinations have appeared in volume 66, part 4 of the IJSEM. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2016; 66:2467-2468.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Subdivision:

Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 5
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 5
Total number of child taxa: 5

Parent taxon: Spirochaetaceae Swellengrebel 1907 (Approved Lists 1980)

Assigned by: Sravanthi T, Tushar L, Sasikala Ch, Ramana ChV. Alkalispirochaeta cellulosivorans gen. nov., sp. nov., a cellulose-hydrolysing, alkaliphilic, halotolerant bacterium isolated from the gut of a wood-eating cockroach (Cryptocercus punctulatus), and reclassification of four species of Spirochaeta as new combinations within Alkalispirochaeta gen. nov. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2016; 66:1612-1619.

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