Name: Treponema zuelzerae (Canale-Parola 1980) Abt et al. 2013

Category: Species

Proposed as: comb. nov.

Basonym: Spirochaeta zuelzerae (ex Veldkamp 1960) Canale-Parola 1980

Etymology: N.L. gen. fem. n. zuelzerae, of Zuelzer, named after Margarete Zuelzer, who described the occurrence of morphologically diverse spirochetes in sulfide-containing environments

Gender: neuter

Type strains: ATCC 19044; DSM 1903

16S rRNA gene: FR749928 Analyse FASTA

Effective publication: Abt B, Goker M, Scheuner C, Han C, Lu M, Misra M, Lapidus A, Nolan M, Lucas S, Hammon N, et al. Genome sequence of the thermophilic fresh-water bacterium Spirochaeta caldaria type strain (H1T), reclassification of Spirochaeta caldaria, Spirochaeta stenostrepta, and Spirochaeta zuelzerae in the genus Treponema as Treponema caldaria comb. nov., Treponema stenostrepta comb. nov., and Treponema zuelzerae comb. nov., and emendation of the genus Treponema. Stand Genomic Sci 2013; 8:88-105.

IJSEM list: Oren A, Garrity GM. Validation list no. 153. List of new names and new combinations previously effectively, but not validly, published. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2013; 63:3131-3134.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Risk group: 1

Parent taxon: Treponema Schaudinn 1905 (Approved Lists 1980)

Assigned by: Abt B, Goker M, Scheuner C, Han C, Lu M, Misra M, Lapidus A, Nolan M, Lucas S, Hammon N, et al. Genome sequence of the thermophilic fresh-water bacterium Spirochaeta caldaria type strain (H1T), reclassification of Spirochaeta caldaria, Spirochaeta stenostrepta, and Spirochaeta zuelzerae in the genus Treponema as Treponema caldaria comb. nov., Treponema stenostrepta comb. nov., and Treponema zuelzerae comb. nov., and emendation of the genus Treponema. Stand Genomic Sci 2013; 8:88-105.

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