me.di.ter.ra’ne.us. L. masc. adj.mediterraneus, midland, inland, remote from the sea, mediterranean (opp. to maritimus), and, in late Latin, used to refer to the Mediterranean Sea (Mediterraneum mare), pertaining to the habitat the organism was isolated from
homotypic synonym, validly published under the ICNP
Desulfobulbusmediterraneus is the correct name if this species is regarded as a separate species (i.e., if its nomenclatural type is not assigned to another species whose name is validly published, legitimate and not rejected and has priority) within a separate genus Desulfobulbus.
The genome of the type strain was sequenced as part of the GEBA (Genomic Encyclopedia of Bacteria and Archaea) project.Publication:
Mukherjee S, Seshadri R, Varghese NJ, Eloe-Fadrosh EA, Meier-Kolthoff JP, Goker M, Coates RC, Hadjithomas M, Pavlopoulos GA, Paez-Espino D, et al. 1,003 reference genomes of bacterial and archaeal isolates expand coverage of the tree of life. Nat Biotechnol 2017; 35:676-683.
At the time of publication, the type strain was not deposited in two publicly accessible service collections in different countries, and Desulfobulbus mediterraneus Sass et al. 2002 was not validly published [Rules 27(3) and 30]. However, according to the Judicial Opinion 81, Desulfobulbus mediterraneus Sass et al. 2002 is now considered to be validly published, since deposit in a second culture collection in a different country has been documented.Publication:
Euzeby JP, Tindall BJ. Status of strains that contravene Rules 27(3) and 30 of the Bacteriological Code. Request for an opinion. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2004; 54:293-301.