Name: Thiomicrospira microaerophila (Sorokin et al. 2007) Boden et al. 2017

Category: Species

Proposed as: comb. nov.

Basonym: Thioalkalimicrobium microaerophilum Sorokin et al. 2007

Etymology: Gr. masc. adj. mikros, small; Gr. masc. n. aer, air; N.L. fem. adj. phila, loving; from Gr. masc. adj. philos, friend, someone dearly loved; N.L. fem. adj. microaerophila, loving low air concentrations, referring to low oxygen preference

Gender: feminine

Type strains: ASL8-2; DSM 17327; UNIQEM U242

16S rRNA gene: DQ900623 Analyse FASTA

Valid publication: Boden R, Scott KM, Williams J, Russel S, Antonen K, Rae AW, Hutt LP. An evaluation of Thiomicrospira, Hydrogenovibrio and Thioalkalimicrobium: reclassification of four species of Thiomicrospira to each Thiomicrorhabdus gen. nov. and Hydrogenovibrio, and reclassification of all four species of Thioalkalimicrobium to Thiomicrospira. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2017; 67:1140-1151.

IJSEM list: Oren A, Garrity GM. Notification list. Notification that new names and new combinations have appeared in volume 67, part 5 of the IJSEM. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2017; 67:2495-2498.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Risk group: 1

Parent taxon: Thiomicrospira Kuenen and Veldkamp 1972 (Approved Lists 1980)

Assigned by: Boden R, Scott KM, Williams J, Russel S, Antonen K, Rae AW, Hutt LP. An evaluation of Thiomicrospira, Hydrogenovibrio and Thioalkalimicrobium: reclassification of four species of Thiomicrospira to each Thiomicrorhabdus gen. nov. and Hydrogenovibrio, and reclassification of all four species of Thioalkalimicrobium to Thiomicrospira. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2017; 67:1140-1151.

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