Reclassification of species of the spiral-shaped phototrophic purple non-sulfur bacteria of the alpha-Proteobacteria: description of the new genera Phaeospirillum gen. nov., Rhodovibrio gen. nov., Rhodothalassium gen. nov. and Roseospira gen. nov. as well as transfer of Rhodospirillum fulvum to Phaeospirillum fulvum comb. nov., of Rhodospirillum molischianum to Phaeospirillum molischianum comb. nov., of Rhodospirillum salinarum to Rhodovibrio salexigens

Imhoff, Johannes F. and Süling, Jörg (1998) Reclassification of species of the spiral-shaped phototrophic purple non-sulfur bacteria of the alpha-Proteobacteria: description of the new genera Phaeospirillum gen. nov., Rhodovibrio gen. nov., Rhodothalassium gen. nov. and Roseospira gen. nov. as well as transfer of Rhodospirillum fulvum to Phaeospirillum fulvum comb. nov., of Rhodospirillum molischianum to Phaeospirillum molischianum comb. nov., of Rhodospirillum salinarum to Rhodovibrio salexigens International Journal of Systematic Bacteriology, 48 (3). pp. 793-798. DOI 10.1099/00207713-48-3-793.

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Abstract

The 16S rDNA sequence of Rhodospirillum mediosalinum was determined and compared with corresponding sequences from other spiral-shaped purple non-sulfur bacteria classified as or related to the genus Rhodospirillum in the α subclass of the Proteobacteria. Sequence similarities separate the currently recognized Rhodospirillum species into five different groups with no more than 91% sequence similarity, clearly indicating the necessity to recognize these groups as different genera. Major diagnostic properties of these bacteria are compared and new genera Phaeospirillum gen. nov., Roseospira gen. nov., Rhodothalassium gen. nov. and Rhodovibrio gen. nov. are described with the species Phaeospirillum fulvum comb, nov., Phaeospirillum molischianum comb. nov., Rhodovibrio salinarum comb. nov., Rhodovibrio sodomensis comb. nov., Rhodothalassium salexigens comb. nov. and Roseospira mediosalina comb. nov. The genus Rhodospirillum is represented by Rhodospirillum rubrum and Rhodospirillum photometricum and an emended description of this genus is also given

Document Type: Article
Additional Information: The EMBL accession numbers for the sequences reported in this paper are listed in the legend to Fig. 1.
Keywords: Phaeospirillum gen. nov., Rhodospirillum, Rhodothalassium gen. nov., Rhodovibrio gen. nov., α-Proteobacteria, Roseospira gen. nov.
Research affiliation: OceanRep > GEOMAR > FB3 Marine Ecology > FB3-MI Marine Microbiology
Refereed: Yes
DOI etc.: 10.1099/00207713-48-3-793
ISSN: 0020-7713
Date Deposited: 18 Feb 2008 17:24
Last Modified: 30 May 2017 10:08
URI: http://eprints.uni-kiel.de/id/eprint/1637

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