Species Mesorhizobium thiogangeticum

Name: Mesorhizobium thiogangeticum Ghosh and Roy 2006

Category: Species

Proposed as: sp. nov.

Etymology: thi.o.gan.ge’ti.cum Gr. neut. n. thion, sulfur; L. neut. adj. gangeticum, from Ganga; N.L. neut. adj. thiogangeticum, because the bacterium is so far the only sulfur-lithotrophic member of Mesorhizobium and is a native of the Gangetic plains of India

Type strains: DSM 17097; LMG 22697; MTCC 7001; SJT

16S rRNA gene: AJ864462 Analyse FASTA

Valid publication: Ghosh W, Roy P. Mesorhizobium thiogangeticum sp. nov., a novel sulfur-oxidizing chemolithoautotroph from rhizosphere soil of an Indian tropical leguminous plant. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2006; 56:91-97.

IJSEM list: Euzeby JP. Notification list. Notification that new names and new combinations have appeared in volume 56, part 1 of the IJSEM. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2006; 56:679-680.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Risk group: 1

Parent taxon: Mesorhizobium Jarvis et al. 1997

Assigned by: Ghosh W, Roy P. Mesorhizobium thiogangeticum sp. nov., a novel sulfur-oxidizing chemolithoautotroph from rhizosphere soil of an Indian tropical leguminous plant. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2006; 56:91-97.

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