Name: Nitrospirillum Lin et al. 2015

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: Ni.tro.spi.ril’lum Gr. n. nitron, soda; L. neut. n. spirillum, spiral; N.L. neut. dim. n. Nitrospirillum, soda spiral

Type species: Nitrospirillum amazonense (Magalhães et al. 1984) Lin et al. 2015

Effective publication: Lin SY, Hameed A, Shen FT, Liu YC, Hsu YH, Shahina M, Lai WA, Young CC. Description of Niveispirillum fermenti gen. nov., sp. nov., isolated from a fermentor in Taiwan, transfer of Azospirillum irakense (1989) as Niveispirillum irakense comb. nov., and reclassification of Azospirillum amazonense (1983) as Nitrospirillum amazonense gen. nov. Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek 2014; 105:1149-1162.

IJSEM list: Oren A, Garrity GM. Validation list no. 165. List of new names and new combinations previously effectively, but not validly, published. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2015; 65:2777-2783.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Subdivision:

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: 3

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

Assigned by: Lin SY, Hameed A, Shen FT, Liu YC, Hsu YH, Shahina M, Lai WA, Young CC. Description of Niveispirillum fermenti gen. nov., sp. nov., isolated from a fermentor in Taiwan, transfer of Azospirillum irakense (1989) as Niveispirillum irakense comb. nov., and reclassification of Azospirillum amazonense (1983) as Nitrospirillum amazonense gen. nov. Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek 2014; 105:1149-1162.

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