Name: Aquaspirillum magnetotacticum Maratea and Blakemore 1981

Category: Species

Proposed as: sp. nov.

Etymology: L. n. magnes -etis, a magnet; N.L. pref. magneto-, pertaining to a magnet; N.L. adj. tacticus -a -um, showing orientation or movement directed by a force or agent; from L. v. tango, to move; N.L. neut. adj. magnetotacticum, capable of orientation with respect to a magnet

Type strains: ATCC 31632; DSM 3856; IFO 15272; JCM 21281; LMG 10894; MS-1; NBRC 15272

16S rRNA gene accession number: Y10110

Valid publication: Maratea D, Blakemore RP. Aquaspirillum magnetotacticum sp. nov., a magnetic spirillum. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol. 1981; 31:452-455.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: synonym

Correct name: Magnetospirillum magnetotacticum (Maratea and Blakemore 1981) Schleifer et al. 1992

Risk group: 1

Parent taxon: Aquaspirillum Hylemon et al. 1973 (Approved Lists 1980)

Assigned by: Maratea D, Blakemore RP. Aquaspirillum magnetotacticum sp. nov., a magnetic spirillum. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol. 1981; 31:452-455.

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