Name: Metallosphaera cuprina Liu et al. 2011

Category: Species

Proposed as: sp. nov.

Etymology: cu’pri.na L. n. cuprum, copper; L. adj. suff. -inus -a -um, suffix used with the sense of belonging to; N.L. fem. adj. cuprina, belonging to copper, describing its ability to extract copper ions from ores

Gender: feminine

Type strains: Ar-4; CGMCC 1.7082; JCM 15769

16S rRNA gene: FN796482 Analyse FASTA

Valid publication: Liu LJ, You XY, Guo X, Liu SJ, Jiang CY. Metallosphaera cuprina sp. nov., an acidothermophilic, metal-mobilizing archaeon. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2011; 61:2395-2400.

IJSEM list: Euzeby JP. Notification list. Notification that new names and new combinations have appeared in volume 61, part 10 of the IJSEM. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2012; 62:5-6.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Risk group: 1

Parent taxon: Metallosphaera Huber et al. 1989

Assigned by: Liu LJ, You XY, Guo X, Liu SJ, Jiang CY. Metallosphaera cuprina sp. nov., an acidothermophilic, metal-mobilizing archaeon. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2011; 61:2395-2400.

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