Name: Saprospira Gross 1911 (Approved Lists 1980)

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: Gr. adj. sapros, rotten, putrid; Gr. fem. n. spira, a coil, spire, spiral; N.L. fem. n. Saprospira, spiral associated with decaying matter

Type species: Saprospira grandis Gross 1911 (Approved Lists 1980)

16S rRNA gene: Analyse FASTA

Original publication: Gross J. Über freilebende Spironemaceen. Mitteilungen aus der Zoologischen Station zu Neapel 1911; 20:188-203.

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: 1
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 1
Total number of child taxa: 1

Parent taxon: Saprospiraceae Krieg et al. 2012

Assigned by: Krieg NR, Staley JT, Brown DR, Hedlund BP, Paster BJ, Ward NL, Ludwig W, Whitman WB. Family III. Saprospiraceae fam. nov. In: Krieg NR, Staley JT, Brown DR, Hedlund BP, Paster BJ, Ward NL, Ludwig W, Whitman WB (eds), Bergey's Manual of Systematic Bacteriology, 2nd edn, vol. 4, Springer, New York, 2010, p. 358.

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