Name: Nitrosospira Winogradsky and Winogradsky 1933 (Approved Lists 1980)

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: ni.tro’sus L. masc. adj. nitrosus, full of natron, here intended to mean nitrous; Gr. fem. n. [σπεῖρα] speîra, a coil, spiral; N.L. fem. n. Nitrosospira, nitrous spiral

Gender: feminine

Type species: Nitrosospira briensis Winogradsky and Winogradsky 1933 (Approved Lists 1980)

16S rRNA gene: Analyse FASTA

Effective publication: Winogradsky S, Winogradsky H. Études sur la microbiologie du sol. VII. Nouvelles recherches sur les organismes de la nitrification. Annales de l'Institut Pasteur (Paris) 1933; 50:350-434.

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

Taxonomic status: correct name

Subdivision:

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

Parent taxon: Nitrosomonadaceae Garrity et al. 2006

Assigned by: Garrity GM, Bell JA, Lilburn T. Family I. Nitrosomonadaceae fam. nov. In: Brenner DJ, Krieg NR, Staley JT, Garrity GM (eds), Bergey's Manual of Systematic Bacteriology, 2nd edn, vol. 2 (The Proteobacteria), part C (The Alpha-, Beta-, Delta-, and Epsilonproteobacteria), Springer, New York, 2005, p. 864.

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Record number: 517298