Name: Thiomicrospira Kuenen and Veldkamp 1972 (Approved Lists 1980)

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: Thi.o.mic.ro.spi’ra Gr. neut. n. theion, sulfur (Latin transliteration thium); Gr. masc. adj. mikros, small, little; Gr. fem. n. speîra, spiral; N.L. fem. n. Thiomicrospira, small sulfur spiral

Gender: feminine

Type species: Thiomicrospira pelophila Kuenen and Veldkamp 1972 (Approved Lists 1980)

16S rRNA gene: Analyse FASTA

Original publication: Kuenen JG, Veldkamp H. Thiomicrospira pelophila, gen. n., sp. n., a new obligately chemolithotrophic colourless sulfur bacterium. Antonie van Leeuwenhoek Journal of Microbiology and Serology 1972; 38:241-256.

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: 6
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 16
Total number of child taxa: 16

Parent taxon: Piscirickettsiaceae Fryer and Lannan 2005

Assigned by: Boden R, Scott KM, Williams J, Russel S, Antonen K, Rae AW, Hutt LP. An evaluation of Thiomicrospira, Hydrogenovibrio and Thioalkalimicrobium: reclassification of four species of Thiomicrospira to each Thiomicrorhabdus gen. nov. and Hydrogenovibrio, and reclassification of all four species of Thioalkalimicrobium to Thiomicrospira. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2017; 67:1140-1151.

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