Name: Treponema azotonutricium Graber et al. 2004

Category: Species

Proposed as: sp. nov.

Etymology: a.zo.to.nu.tri’ci.um N.L. neut. n. azotum, nitrogen (from French azote); L. neut. adj. nutricium, nourishing; N.L. neut. adj. azotonutricium, nourishing with nitrogen [symbiotic dinitrogen fixation]

Gender: neuter

Type strain: ATCC BAA-888; DSM 13862; ZAS-9

16S rRNA gene: AF320287 Analyse FASTA

Effective publication: Graber JR, Leadbetter JR, Breznak JA. Description of Treponema azotonutricium sp. nov. and Treponema primitia sp. nov., the first spirochetes isolated from termite guts. Appl Environ Microbiol 2004; 70:1315-1320.

IJSEM list: Euzeby JP. Validation list no. 97. List of new names and new combinations previously effectively, but not validly, published. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2004; 54:631-632.

Nomenclatural status: validly published under the ICNP

Taxonomic status: correct name

Risk group: 1

Parent taxon: Treponema Schaudinn 1905 (Approved Lists 1980)

Assigned by: Graber JR, Leadbetter JR, Breznak JA. Description of Treponema azotonutricium sp. nov. and Treponema primitia sp. nov., the first spirochetes isolated from termite guts. Appl Environ Microbiol 2004; 70:1315-1320.

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