Name: Nitrosococcus Winogradsky 1892 (Approved Lists 1980)

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology:’cus. L. masc. adj. nitrosus, full of natron, here intended to mean nitrous; N.L. masc. n. coccus, coccus, sphere; from Gr. masc. n. kokkos, grain, seed; N.L. masc. n. Nitrosococcus, nitrous sphere

Gender: masculine (stem: Nitrosococc-)

Type species: Nitrosococcus nitrosus (Migula 1900) Buchanan 1925 (Approved Lists 1980)

16S rRNA gene: Analyse FASTA

Effective publication: Winogradsky S. Contributions à la morphologie des organismes de la nitrification. Arkhiv Biologicheskikh Nauk (St. Petersbourg) 1892; 1:87-137.

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 under the ICNP, conserved name

Taxonomic status: correct name


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: 8

Parent taxon: Chromatiaceae Bavendamm 1924 (Approved Lists 1980)

Assigned by: Campbell MA, Chain PS, Dang H, El Sheikh AF, Norton JM, Ward NL, Ward BB, Klotz MG. Nitrosococcus watsonii sp. nov., a new species of marine obligate ammonia-oxidizing bacteria that is not omnipresent in the world's oceans: calls to validate the names 'Nitrosococcus halophilus' and 'Nitrosomonas mobilis'. FEMS Microbiol Ecol 2011; 76:39-48.

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Record number: 517296
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