Name: Ruminococcus hydrogenotrophicus Bernalier et al. 1997

Category: Species

Proposed as: sp. nov.

Etymology: hy.dro.ge.no.tro’phi.cus Gr. n. hydoor, water; Gr. n. genus, race, offspring; M.L. hydrogenium, hydrogen, that which produces water; Gr. n. trophos, one who feeds; M.L. masc. adj. hydrogenotrophicus, one who feeds on hydrogen, referring to the ability of the microorganism to grow with H 2 /CO 2 as energy source

Type strains: DSM 10507; JCM 14656; S5a33; S5a36

16S rRNA gene: X95624 Analyse FASTA

Effective publication: Bernalier A, Willems A, Leclerc M, Rochet V, Collins MD. Ruminococcus hydrogenotrophicus sp. nov., a new H2/CO2-utilizing acetogenic bacterium isolated from human feces. Arch Microbiol 1996; 166:176-183.

IJSEM list: Anonymous. Validation list no. 61. Validation of publication of new names and new combinations previously effectively published outside the IJSB. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1997; 47:601-602.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: synonym

Correct name: Blautia hydrogenotrophica (Bernalier et al. 1997) Liu et al. 2008

Risk group: 1

Parent taxon: Ruminococcus Sijpesteijn 1948 (Approved Lists 1980)

Assigned by: Bernalier A, Willems A, Leclerc M, Rochet V, Collins MD. Ruminococcus hydrogenotrophicus sp. nov., a new H2/CO2-utilizing acetogenic bacterium isolated from human feces. Arch Microbiol 1996; 166:176-183.

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