Name: Micrococcus antarcticus Liu et al. 2000

Category: Species

Proposed as: sp. nov.

Etymology: ant.arc’ti.cus L. adj. antarcticus, opposite the North Star, referring to the Antarctic habitat of the bacterium

Type strains: AS 1.2372; JCM 11467; T2

16S rRNA gene: AJ005932 Analyse FASTA

Valid publication: Liu H, Xu Y, Ma Y, Zhou P. Characterization of Micrococcus antarcticus sp. nov., a psychrophilic bacterium from Antarctica. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2000; 50:715-719.

IJSEM list: Anonymous. Notification list. Notification that new names and new combinations have appeared in volume 50, part 2 of the IJSEM. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2000; 50:951-953.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Risk group: 1

Parent taxon: Micrococcus Cohn 1872 (Approved Lists 1980)

Assigned by: Liu H, Xu Y, Ma Y, Zhou P. Characterization of Micrococcus antarcticus sp. nov., a psychrophilic bacterium from Antarctica. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2000; 50:715-719.

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