Name: Alteromonas stellipolaris Van Trappen et al. 2004

Category: Species

Proposed as: sp. nov.

Etymology: L. fem. n. stella, star; N.L. fem. adj. polaris, polar; N.L. fem. adj. stellipolaris, related to the polar star, referring to the Polarstern (AWI, Bremerhaven), the name of the vessel that was used to collect the sample from which the organisms were isolated

Type strains: ANT 69a; DSM 15691; LMG 21861

16S rRNA gene accession number: AJ295715

Valid publication: Van Trappen S, Tan TL, Yang J, Mergaert J, Swings J. Alteromonas stellipolaris sp. nov., a novel, budding, prosthecate bacterium from Antarctic seas, and emended description of the genus Alteromonas. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2004; 54:1157-1163.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Risk group: 1

Parent taxon: Alteromonas Baumann et al. 1972 (Approved Lists 1980)

Assigned by: Van Trappen S, Tan TL, Yang J, Mergaert J, Swings J. Alteromonas stellipolaris sp. nov., a novel, budding, prosthecate bacterium from Antarctic seas, and emended description of the genus Alteromonas. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2004; 54:1157-1163.

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