Name: Azospirillum Tarrand et al. 1979 (Approved Lists 1980)

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: N.L. n. azotum, nitrogen; from French n. azote; from Gr. prep. a, not; from Gr. n. zôê, life; from N.Gr. n. azôê, not sustaining life; N.L. pref. azo-, pertaining to nitrogen; Gr. fem. n. spira, a spiral; N.L. dim. neut. n. spirillum, a small spiral; N.L. neut. dim. n. Azospirillum, a small nitrogen spiral

Type species: Azospirillum lipoferum (Beijerinck 1925) Tarrand et al. 1979 (Approved Lists 1980)

16S rRNA gene: Analyse FASTA

Original publication: Tarrand JJ, Krieg NR, Döbereiner J. A taxonomic study of the Spirillum lipoferum group, with descriptions of a new genus, Azospirillum gen. nov. and two species, Azospirillum lipoferum (Beijerinck) comb. nov. and Azospirillum brasilense sp. nov. Canadian Journal of. Microbiology 1978; 24:967-980.

IJSEM list: Skerman VBD, McGowan V, Sneath PHA. Approved lists of bacterial names. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1980; 30:225-420.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Subdivision:

Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 22
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 23
Total number of child taxa: 26

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

Assigned by: Lavrinenko K, Chernousova E, Gridneva E, Dubinina G, Akimov V, Kuever J, Lysenko A, Grabovich M. Azospirillum thiophilum sp. nov., a diazotrophic bacterium isolated from a sulfide spring. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2010; 60:2832-2837.

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