Name: Desulfosarcina alkanivorans Watanabe et al. 2017

Category: Species

Proposed as: sp. nov.

Etymology: al.ka.ni.vo’rans N.L. neut. n. alkanum, alkane; L. pres. part. vorans, devouring; N.L. part. adj. alkanivorans, devouring alkanes

Type strains: DSM 103901; JCM 31728; PL12

16S rRNA gene accession number: AB468588

Valid publication: Watanabe M, Higashioka Y, Kojima H, Fukui M. Desulfosarcina widdelii sp. nov. and Desulfosarcina alkanivorans sp. nov., hydrocarbon-degrading sulfate-reducing bacteria isolated from marine sediment and emended description of the genus Desulfosarcina. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2017; 67:2994-2997.

IJSEM list: Oren A, Garrity GM. Notification list. Notification that new names and new combinations have appeared in volume 67, part 8 of the IJSEM. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2017; 67:4294-4297.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Risk group: 1

Parent taxon: Desulfosarcina Widdel 1981

Assigned by: Watanabe M, Higashioka Y, Kojima H, Fukui M. Desulfosarcina widdelii sp. nov. and Desulfosarcina alkanivorans sp. nov., hydrocarbon-degrading sulfate-reducing bacteria isolated from marine sediment and emended description of the genus Desulfosarcina. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2017; 67:2994-2997.

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