Species "Bacillus naphthovorans"

Name: "Bacillus naphthovorans" Zhuang et al. 2002

Category: Species

Proposed as: sp. nov.

Etymology: naph.tho.vo’rans Chem. n. naphthalene, a white crystalline hydrocarbon [C10H8]; L. masc. vorus, devouring; N.L. part. adj. naphthovorans, naphthalene devouring

Gender: masculine

Original publication: Zhuang WQ, Zhuang WQ, Maszenan AM, Tay ST. Bacillus naphthovorans sp. nov. from oil-contaminated tropical marine sediments and its role in naphthalene biodegradation. Appl Microbiol Biotechnol 2002; 58:547-553.

Nomenclatural status: not validly published

Parent taxon: Bacillus Cohn 1872 (Approved Lists 1980)

Assigned by: Zhuang WQ, Zhuang WQ, Maszenan AM, Tay ST. Bacillus naphthovorans sp. nov. from oil-contaminated tropical marine sediments and its role in naphthalene biodegradation. Appl Microbiol Biotechnol 2002; 58:547-553.

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