Species Alterococcus agarolyticus

Name: Alterococcus agarolyticus Shieh and Jean 1999

Category: Species

Proposed as: sp. nov.

Etymology: N.L. neut. n. agarum, agar, a complex gelling polysaccharide from marine red algae, (from Malayan n. agar); N.L. masc. adj. lyticus, able to loose, able to dissolve; from Gr. masc. adj. lutikos; N.L. masc. adj. agarolyticus, agar-dissolving

Type strains: ADT3; BCRC 19135; CCRC 19135; CIP 106113

16S rRNA gene: AF075271 Analyse FASTA

Effective publication: Shieh WY, Jean WD. Alterococcus agarolyticus, gen.nov., sp.nov., a halophilic thermophilic bacterium capable of agar degradation. Can J Microbiol 1998; 44:637-645.

IJSEM list: Anonymous. Validation list no. 69. Validation of publication of new names and new combinations previously effectively published outside the IJSB. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1999; 49:341-342.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Risk group: 1

Parent taxon: Alterococcus Shieh and Jean 1999

Assigned by: Shieh WY, Jean WD. Alterococcus agarolyticus, gen.nov., sp.nov., a halophilic thermophilic bacterium capable of agar degradation. Can J Microbiol 1998; 44:637-645.

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