Name: Desulfosarcina widdelii Watanabe et al. 2017

Category: Species

Proposed as: sp. nov.

Etymology: wid.de’li.i N.L. gen. masc. n. widdelii, of Widdel, named in honor of Friedrich Widdel, a German microbiologist

Gender: feminine

Type strains: DSM 103921; JCM 31729; PP31

16S rRNA gene: AB610146 Analyse FASTA

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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