Name: Halobacterium volcanii Mullakhanbhai and Larsen 1975 (Approved Lists 1980)

Category: Species

Proposed as: sp. nov.

Etymology: N.L. gen. masc. n. volcanii, of Volcani, named after Israeli microbiologist B.E. Volcani, discoverer of life in the Dead Sea

Gender: neuter

Type strains: ATCC 29605; DS2; DSM 3757; IFO 14742; JCM 8879; NBRC 14742; NCCB 85050; NCIMB 2012; VKM B-1768

16S rRNA gene: AB663383 Analyse FASTA

Original publication: Mullakhanbhai MF, Larsen H. Halobacterium volcanii spec. nov., a Dead Sea halobacterium with a moderate salt requirement. Arch Microbiol 1975; 104:207-214.

IJSEM list: Skerman VBD, McGowan V, Sneath PHA. Approved lists of bacterial names. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1980; 30:225-420.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: synonym

Correct name: Haloferax volcanii (Mullakhanbhai and Larsen 1975) Torreblanca et al. 1986

Risk group: 1

Parent taxon: Halobacterium Elazari-Volcani 1957 (Approved Lists 1980)

Assigned by: Mullakhanbhai MF, Larsen H. Halobacterium volcanii spec. nov., a Dead Sea halobacterium with a moderate salt requirement. Arch Microbiol 1975; 104:207-214.

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