Name: Magnetospira Williams et al. 2012

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: L. n. magnes -etis, a magnet; N.L. pref. magneto-, pertaining to a magnet; Gr. fem. n. speîra, a spiral; N.L. fem. n. Magnetospira, the magnetic spiral, with reference to the spiral morphology and magnetotactic behaviour of this bacterium

Gender: feminine

Type species: Magnetospira thiophila Williams et al. 2012

16S rRNA gene: Analyse FASTA

Valid publication: Williams TJ, Lefevre CT, Zhao W, Beveridge TJ, Bazylinski DA. Magnetospira thiophila gen. nov., sp. nov., a marine magnetotactic bacterium that represents a novel lineage within the Rhodospirillaceae (Alphaproteobacteria). Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2012; 62:2443-2450.

IJSEM list: Euzeby JP. Notification list. Notification that new names and new combinations have appeared in volume 62, part 10 of the IJSEM. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2013; 63:6-7.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Subdivision:

Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 1
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 1
Total number of child taxa: 1

Parent taxon: Rhodospirillaceae Pfennig and Trüper 1971 (Approved Lists 1980)

Assigned by: Williams TJ, Lefevre CT, Zhao W, Beveridge TJ, Bazylinski DA. Magnetospira thiophila gen. nov., sp. nov., a marine magnetotactic bacterium that represents a novel lineage within the Rhodospirillaceae (Alphaproteobacteria). Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2012; 62:2443-2450.

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