Na.tro.no.coc.cus. N.L. neut. n.natron, soda, sodium carbonate (arbitrarily derived from the Arabic n. natrun or natron); N.L. pref.natrono-, pertaining to soda; N.L. masc. n.coccus, coccus; from Gr. masc. n.kokkos, grain, seed; N.L. masc. n.Natronococcus, soda berry
Tindall BJ, Ross HNM, Grant WD. Natronobacterium gen. nov. and Natronococcus gen. nov., two new genera of haloalkaliphilic archaebacteria. Syst. Appl. Microbiol. 1984; 5:41-57.
Anonymous. Validation list no. 15. Validation of publication of new names and new combinations previously effectively published outside the IJSB. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1984; 34:355-357.
validly published under the ICNP
Tindall BJ. Genus XII. Natronococcus Tindall, Ross and Grant 1984b, 355VP (Effective publication: Tindall, Ross and Grant 1984a, 41) emend. In: Boone DR, Castenholz RW, Garrity GM (eds), Bergey's Manual of Systematic Bacteriology, 2nd edn, vol. 1, The Archaea and the deeply branching and phototrophic bacteria, Springer, New York, 2001, p. 330-332.
Oren A, Garrity GM. List of changes in taxonomic opinion no. 19. Notification of changes in taxonomic opinion previously published outside the IJSEM. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2014; 64:8-10.
Boone et al. (2001) assigned this genus to the family Halobacteriaceae Gibbons 1974 (Approved Lists 1980).Publication:
Garrity GM, Holt JG. The Road Map to the Manual. 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. 119-166.
This taxon name is occasionally misprinted in some sources as: "Natnmococcus"; "Natranococcus"; "Natronacaccus"; "Natronococciis"; "Natronowccus"; "Nutronococcus".
This taxon was discussed in a meeting of a Taxonomic Subcommittee of the ICSP.Publication:
Oren A, Arahal DR, Ventosa A. International Committee on Systematics of Prokaryotes Subcommittee on the Taxonomy of Halobacteria and Subcommittee on the Taxonomy of Halomonadaceae. Minutes of the joint open meeting, 28 June 2022, Alicante, Spain. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2022; 72:5584.
The BRCs most frequently used for deposits in this group are: JCM: 5; DSM: 4; KCTC: 2; CIP: 2; ATCC: 2; CECT: 2; VKM: 1; NBRC: 1; CGMCC: 1; MCC: 1.
Pittman et al. (1991) suggested the abbreviation "NTCO" for this genus name but this does not appear to be of practical relevance any longer.Publication:
Pittman KF, Walczak CA, Lock CM. Codes and abbreviations for approved of effectively published names of genera of bacteria published from January 1980 to December 1990. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1991; 41:571-579.
Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 4 Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 4 Total number of child taxa: 5
Gupta RS, Naushad S, Baker S. Phylogenomic analyses and molecular signatures for the class Halobacteria and its two major clades: a proposal for division of the class Halobacteria into an emended order Halobacteriales and two new orders, Haloferacales ord. nov. and Natrialbales ord. nov., containing the novel families Haloferacaceae fam. nov. and Natrialbaceae fam. nov. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2015; 65:1050-1069.
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