Species Mycobacterium fluoranthenivorans

Name: Mycobacterium fluoranthenivorans Hormisch et al. 2006

Category: Species

Proposed as: sp. nov.

Etymology: flu.or.an.the.ni.vo’rans N.L. n. fluoranthene, fluoranthene; -i-, connecting vowel; L. v. vorare, to devour; L. pres. part. vorans, devouring, digesting; N.L. part. adj. fluoranthenivorans, digesting fluoranthene

Gender: neuter

Type strains: CIP 108203; DSM 44556; FA-4; JCM 14741

16S rRNA gene: AJ617741 Analyse FASTA

Effective publication: Hormisch D, Brost I, Kohring GW, Giffhorn F, Kroppenstedt RM, Stackebrandt E, Farber P, Holzapfel WH. Mycobacterium fluoranthenivorans sp. nov., a fluoranthene and aflatoxin B1 degrading bacterium from contaminated soil of a former coal gas plant. Syst Appl Microbiol 2004; 27:653-660.

IJSEM list: Euzeby JP. Validation list no. 110. List of new names and new combinations previously effectively, but not validly, published. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2006; 56:1459-1460.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Risk group: 1

Parent taxon: Mycobacterium Lehmann and Neumann 1896 (Approved Lists 1980)

Assigned by: Hormisch D, Brost I, Kohring GW, Giffhorn F, Kroppenstedt RM, Stackebrandt E, Farber P, Holzapfel WH. Mycobacterium fluoranthenivorans sp. nov., a fluoranthene and aflatoxin B1 degrading bacterium from contaminated soil of a former coal gas plant. Syst Appl Microbiol 2004; 27:653-660.

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