Name: "Magnetospirillum bellicus" Thrash et al. 2010

Category: Species

Proposed as: sp. nov.

Etymology: bel’li.cus L. masc. adj. bellicus, martial, warlike, referring to the propensity of the organism to degrade perchlorate, a principal component of munitions and solid rocket fuel

Type strains: ATCC BAA-1730; VDY

16S rRNA gene: EF405824 Analyse FASTA

Original publication: Thrash JC, Ahmadi S, Torok T, Coates JD. Magnetospirillum bellicus sp. nov., a novel dissimilatory perchlorate-reducing bacterium in the Alphaproteobacteria isolated from a bioelectrical reactor. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 2010; 76:4730-4737.

Nomenclatural status: not validly published

Parent taxon: Magnetospirillum Schleifer et al. 1992

Assigned by: Thrash JC, Ahmadi S, Torok T, Coates JD. Magnetospirillum bellicus sp. nov., a novel dissimilatory perchlorate-reducing bacterium in the Alphaproteobacteria isolated from a bioelectrical reactor. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 2010; 76:4730-4737.

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