Name: "Nitrosococcus wardiae" Wang et al. 2016

Category: Species

Proposed as: sp. nov.

Etymology: ward.i’ae L. masc. adj. nitrosus, nitrous (Latin masculine adjective); M.L. masc. n. coccus, sphere (Latin masculine adjective); N.L. gen. fem. n. wardiae, of Ward, named after the American microbiologist Bess B. Ward for her pioneering work on the marine Nitrogen cycle including the study of AOB in the genus Nitrosococcus

Gender: masculine

Type strains: D1FHS

16S rRNA gene: CP038033 Analyse FASTA

Original publication: Wang L, Lim CK, Dang H, Hanson TE, Klotz MG. D1FHS, the Type Strain of the Ammonia-Oxidizing Bacterium Nitrosococcus wardiae spec. nov.: Enrichment, Isolation, Phylogenetic, and Growth Physiological Characterization. Front Microbiol 2016; 7:512.

Nomenclatural status: not validly published

Parent taxon: Nitrosococcus Winogradsky 1892 (Approved Lists 1980)

Assigned by: Wang L, Lim CK, Dang H, Hanson TE, Klotz MG. D1FHS, the Type Strain of the Ammonia-Oxidizing Bacterium Nitrosococcus wardiae spec. nov.: Enrichment, Isolation, Phylogenetic, and Growth Physiological Characterization. Front Microbiol 2016; 7:512.

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