Name: Desulfitobacterium chlororespirans Sanford et al. 2001

Category: Species

Proposed as: sp. nov.

Etymology: chlo.ro.re.spi.rans. Gr. adj. khloros, pale green; N.L. pref. chloro-, referring to the group VII element chlorine; L. inf. v. respirare, to blow or breathe back, to breathe out, exhale; N.L. part. adj. chlororespirans, breathing chlorine, referring to the characteristic of coupling oxidation of electron donors to reductive removal of chlorines from various chlorophenolic compounds via a respiratory process used for obtaining energy for growth

Gender: neuter

Type strain: ATCC 700175; Co23; DSM 11544

16S rRNA gene: U68528 Analyse FASTA

Effective publication: Sanford RA, Cole JR, Loffler FE, Tiedje JM. Characterization of Desulfitobacterium chlororespirans sp. nov., which grows by coupling the oxidation of lactate to the reductive dechlorination of 3-chloro-4-hydroxybenzoate. Appl Environ Microbiol 1996; 62:3800-3808.

IJSEM list: Anonymous. Validation list no. 80. List of new names and new combinations previously effectively, but not validly, published. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2001; 51:793-794.

Nomenclatural status: validly published under the ICNP

Taxonomic status: correct name

Risk group: 1

Parent taxon: Desulfitobacterium Utkin et al. 1994

Assigned by: Sanford RA, Cole JR, Loffler FE, Tiedje JM. Characterization of Desulfitobacterium chlororespirans sp. nov., which grows by coupling the oxidation of lactate to the reductive dechlorination of 3-chloro-4-hydroxybenzoate. Appl Environ Microbiol 1996; 62:3800-3808.

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