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

Category: Species

Proposed as: comb. nov.

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

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

Effective publication: Torreblanca M, Rodriguez-Valera F, Juez G, Ventosa A, Kamekura M, Kates M. Classification of non-alkaliphilic halobacteria based on numerical taxonomy and polar lipid composition, and description of Haloarcula gen. nov. and Haloferax gen. nov. Syst. Appl. Microbiol. 1986; 8:89-99.

IJSEM list: Anonymous. Validation list no. 22. Validation of publication of new names and new combinations previously effectively published outside the IJSB. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1986; 36:573-576.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Risk group: 1

Parent taxon: Haloferax Torreblanca et al. 1986

Assigned by: Torreblanca M, Rodriguez-Valera F, Juez G, Ventosa A, Kamekura M, Kates M. Classification of non-alkaliphilic halobacteria based on numerical taxonomy and polar lipid composition, and description of Haloarcula gen. nov. and Haloferax gen. nov. Syst. Appl. Microbiol. 1986; 8:89-99.

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