Name: Nitrospira Watson et al. 1986

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: L. n. nitrum, native soda, natron, nitrate; Gr. fem. n. spira, a coil, spiral; N.L. fem. n. Nitrospira, nitrate spiral

Type species: Nitrospira marina Watson et al. 1986

Effective publication: Watson SW, Bock E, Valois FW, Waterbury JB, Schlosser U. Nitrospira marina gen. nov., sp. nov.: a chemolithotrophic nitrite-oxidizing bacterium. Arch. Microbiol. 1986; 144:1-7.

IJSEM list: Anonymous. Validation list no. 21. Validation of publication of new names and new combinations previously effectively published outside the IJSB. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1986; 36:489.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Subdivision:

Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 2
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 2
Total number of child taxa: 4

Parent taxon: "Nitrospiraceae" Garrity and Holt 2001

Assigned by: Garrity GM, Holt JG. Phylum BVlll. Nitrospirae phy. nov. In: Boone DR, Castenholz RW, Garrity GM (eds), Bergey's Manual of Systematic Bacteriology, second edition, vol. 1 (The Archaea and the deeply branching and phototrophic Bacteria), Springer-Verlag, New York, 2001, p. 451-464.

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