Name: Thiocapsa Winogradsky 1888 (Approved Lists 1980)

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: Thi.o.cap’sa Gr. neut. n. theion, sulfur (Latin transliteration thium); L. fem. n. capsa, box; N.L. fem. n. Thiocapsa, sulfur box

Gender: feminine

Type species: Thiocapsa roseopersicina Winogradsky 1888 (Approved Lists 1980)

16S rRNA gene: Analyse FASTA

Original publication: Winogradsky S. Beiträge zur Morphologie und Physiologie der Bacterien. Heft I. Zur Morphologie und Physiologie der Schwefelbacterien. Arthur Felix, Leipzig, 1888.

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: 5
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 7
Total number of child taxa: 9

Parent taxon: Chromatiaceae Bavendamm 1924 (Approved Lists 1980)

Assigned by: Guyoneaud R, Suling J, Petri R, Matheron R, Caumette P, Pfennig N, Imhoff JF. Taxonomic rearrangements of the genera Thiocapsa and Amoebobacter on the basis of 16S rDNA sequence analyses, and description of Thiolamprovum gen. nov. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1998; 48:957-964.

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