Name: Thiorhodospira Bryantseva et al. 1999

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: Gr. n. theion, sulfur, (Latin transliteration thium); Gr. n. rhodon, the rose; Gr. fem. n. spira, spiral; N.L. fem. n. Thiorhodospira, the spiral rose with sulfur

Type species: Thiorhodospira sibirica Bryantseva et al. 1999

Valid publication: Bryantseva I, Gorlenko VM, Kompantseva EI, Imhoff JF, Suling J, Mityushina L. Thiorhodospira sibirica gen. nov., sp. nov., a new alkaliphilic purple sulfur bacterium from a Siberian soda lake. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1999; 49:697-703.

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: Ectothiorhodospiraceae Imhoff 1984

Assigned by: Garrity GM, Bell JA, Lilburn T. Class III. Gammaproteobacteria class. nov. In: Brenner DJ, Krieg NR, Staley JT, Garrity GM (eds), Bergey's Manual of Systematic Bacteriology, 2nd edn, vol. 2 (The Proteobacteria), part B (The Gammaproteobacteria), Springer, New York, 2005, p. 1.

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