Name: Alcaligenes defragrans Foss et al. 1998

Category: Species

Proposed as: sp. nov.

Etymology: L. abl. prep. de, away; L. part. adj. fragrans, emitting a smell, sweet-smelling, fragrant; N.L. part. adj. defragrans, annihilating fragrance, referring to the capicity to degrade monoterpenes

Type strains: 54Pin; CCUG 39790; CIP 105602; DSM 12141; LMG 18538

16S rRNA gene accession number: AJ005447

Effective publication: Foss S, Heyen U, Harder J. Alcaligenes defragrans sp. nov., description of four strains isolated on alkenoic monoterpenes ((+)-menthene, alpha-pinene, 2-carene, and alpha-phellandrene) and nitrate. Syst Appl Microbiol 1998; 21:237-244.

IJSEM list: Anonymous. Validation list no. 67. Validation of publication of new names and new combinations previously effectively published outside the IJSB. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1998; 48:1083-1084.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: synonym

Correct name: Castellaniella defragrans (Foss et al. 1998) Kämpfer et al. 2006

Parent taxon: Alcaligenes Castellani and Chalmers 1919 (Approved Lists 1980)

Assigned by: Foss S, Heyen U, Harder J. Alcaligenes defragrans sp. nov., description of four strains isolated on alkenoic monoterpenes ((+)-menthene, alpha-pinene, 2-carene, and alpha-phellandrene) and nitrate. Syst Appl Microbiol 1998; 21:237-244.

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