Name: "Haloferax alicantei" Holmes et al. 1997

Category: Species

Proposed as: sp. nov.

Etymology: N.L. gen. masc. n. alicantei, from M. Torrenblanca, University of Alicante, Alicante, Spain

Gender: neuter

Type strains: CCM 7023; CECT 5871; CIP 107410; DSM 14919; JCM 9276; NCIMB 13854; strain Aa 2.2

16S rRNA gene: AH003665 Analyse FASTA

Original publication: Holmes ML, Scopes RK, Moritz RL, Simpson RJ, Englert C, Pfeiffer F, Dyall-Smith ML. Purification and analysis of an extremely halophilic β-galactosidase from Haloferax alicantei. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 1997; 1337:276-286.

Nomenclatural status: not validly published

Correct name: Haloferax lucentense corrig. Gutierrez et al. 2004

Parent taxon: Haloferax Torreblanca et al. 1986

Assigned by: Holmes ML, Scopes RK, Moritz RL, Simpson RJ, Englert C, Pfeiffer F, Dyall-Smith ML. Purification and analysis of an extremely halophilic β-galactosidase from Haloferax alicantei. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 1997; 1337:276-286.

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