Name: Magnetospirillum magnetotacticum (Maratea and Blakemore 1981) Schleifer et al. 1992

Category: Species

Proposed as: comb. nov.

Basonym: Aquaspirillum magnetotacticum Maratea and Blakemore 1981

Etymology: L. n. magnes -etis, a magnet; N.L. pref. magneto-, pertaining to a magnet; N.L. adj. tacticus -a -um, showing orientation or movement directed by a force or agent; from L. v. tango, to move; N.L. neut. adj. magnetotacticum, capable of orientation with respect to a magnet

Type strains: ATCC 31632; DSM 3856; IFO 15272; JCM 21281; LMG 10894; MS-1; NBRC 15272

16S rRNA gene: AB680822 Analyse FASTA

Effective publication: Schleifer KH, Schüler D, Spring S, Weizenegger M, Amann R, Ludwig W, Köhler M. The genus Magnetospirillum gen. nov. description of Magnetospirillum gryphiswaldense sp. nov. and transfer of Aquaspirillum magnetotacticum to Magnetospirillum magnetotacticum comb. nov. Syst. Appl. Microbiol. 1991; 14:379-385.

IJSEM list: Anonymous. Validation list no. 40. Validation of publication of new names and new combinations previously effectively published outside the IJSB. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1992; 42:191-192.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Risk group: 1

Parent taxon: Magnetospirillum Schleifer et al. 1992

Assigned by: Schleifer KH, Schüler D, Spring S, Weizenegger M, Amann R, Ludwig W, Köhler M. The genus Magnetospirillum gen. nov. description of Magnetospirillum gryphiswaldense sp. nov. and transfer of Aquaspirillum magnetotacticum to Magnetospirillum magnetotacticum comb. nov. Syst. Appl. Microbiol. 1991; 14:379-385.

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