Name: Thiohalospira Sorokin et al. 2008

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: Gr. n. theion, sulfur, (Latin transliteration thium); Gr. masc. n. hals, halos, salt of the sea; Gr. fem. n. spira, spiral; N.L. fem. n. Thiohalospira, halophilic sulfur spirillum

Type species: Thiohalospira halophila Sorokin et al. 2008

Valid publication: Sorokin DY, Tourova TP, Muyzer G, Kuenen GJ. Thiohalospira halophila gen. nov., sp. nov. and Thiohalospira alkaliphila sp. nov., novel obligately chemolithoautotrophic, halophilic, sulfur-oxidizing gammaproteobacteria from hypersaline habitats. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2008; 58:1685-1692.

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: 2

Parent taxon: Ectothiorhodospiraceae Imhoff 1984

Assigned by: Sorokin DY, Tourova TP, Muyzer G, Kuenen GJ. Thiohalospira halophila gen. nov., sp. nov. and Thiohalospira alkaliphila sp. nov., novel obligately chemolithoautotrophic, halophilic, sulfur-oxidizing gammaproteobacteria from hypersaline habitats. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2008; 58:1685-1692.

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