Name: Haloferax sulfurifontis Elshahed et al. 2004

Category: Species

Proposed as: sp. nov.

Etymology: sul.fu.ri.fon’tis L. masc. n. fons (gen. fontis), spring; L. neut. n. sulfur, sulfur; N.L. gen. n. sulfurifontis, of a sulfurous spring

Gender: neuter

Type strains: CCM 7217; CIP 108334; DSM 16227; JCM 12327; strain M6

16S rRNA gene: AB477973 Analyse FASTA

Valid publication: Elshahed MS, Savage KN, Oren A, Gutierrez MC, Ventosa A, Krumholz LR. Haloferax sulfurifontis sp. nov., a halophilic archaeon isolated from a sulfide- and sulfur-rich spring. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2004; 54:2275-2279.

IJSEM list: Euzeby JP. Notification list. Notification that new names and new combinations have appeared in volume 54, part 6 of the IJSEM. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2005; 55:551-554.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Risk group: 1

Parent taxon: Haloferax Torreblanca et al. 1986

Assigned by: Elshahed MS, Savage KN, Oren A, Gutierrez MC, Ventosa A, Krumholz LR. Haloferax sulfurifontis sp. nov., a halophilic archaeon isolated from a sulfide- and sulfur-rich spring. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2004; 54:2275-2279.

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