Name: Haloferax alexandrinus Asker and Ohta 2002

Category: Species

Proposed as: sp. nov.

Etymology: al.ex.and.ri’nus L. masc. adj. alexandrinus, pertaining to Alexandria, a city in Egypt, where the strain was isolated

Gender: neuter

Type strains: CIP 107620; DSM 27206; JCM 10717; KCTC 12962; NBRC 16590; TM

16S rRNA gene: AB037474 Analyse FASTA

Valid publication: Asker D, Ohta Y. Haloferax alexandrinus sp. nov., an extremely halophilic canthaxanthin-producing archaeon from a solar saltern in Alexandria (Egypt). Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2002; 52:729-738.

IJSEM list: Anonymous. Notification list. Notification that new names and new combinations have appeared in volume 52, part 3 of the IJSEM. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2002; 52:1077-1079.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Risk group: 1

Parent taxon: Haloferax Torreblanca et al. 1986

Assigned by: Asker D, Ohta Y. Haloferax alexandrinus sp. nov., an extremely halophilic canthaxanthin-producing archaeon from a solar saltern in Alexandria (Egypt). Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2002; 52:729-738.

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