Dehalogenimonas

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Dehalogenimonas
Scientific classification
Domain: Bacteria
Phylum: Chloroflexi
Class: Dehalococcoidetes
Genus: Dehalogenimonas
Type species
Dehalogenimonas lykanthroporepellens

Dehalogenimonas is a genus in the phylum Chloroflexi (Bacteria).[1]

Etymology[edit]

The name Dehalogenimonas derives from:
Latin prep. de, away, off; New Latin noun halogenum, halogen; Latin feminine gender noun monas (μονάς / μονάδα), unit, monad; New Latin feminine gender noun Dehalogenimonas, dehalogenating monad, reflecting the ability of these bacteria to dehalogenate chlorinated alkanes.[2]

Members of the genus Dehalogenimonas can be referred to as dehalogenimonads (viz. Trivialisation of names).

Species[edit]

The type species of the genus is D. lykanthroporepellens[2] ( Moe et al. 2009). The species epithet derives from the Greek noun lykanthropos (λυκάνθρωπος)[3], werewolf; Latin participle adjective repellens, repelling; New Latin participle adjective lykanthroporepellens, repelling `werewolves, because compounds exhibiting a pungent garlic aroma are produced when these organisms grow in the presence of 1,2,3-trichloropropane as an electron acceptor and sulfide as a reducing agent, garlic being said to repel werewolves in some fiction literature.[4]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Classification of Genera DL entry in LPSN [Euzéby, J.P. (1997). "List of Bacterial Names with Standing in Nomenclature: a folder available on the Internet". Int J Syst Bacteriol 47 (2): 590–2. doi:10.1099/00207713-47-2-590. ISSN 0020-7713. PMID 9103655. ]
  2. ^ a b Dehalogenimonas entry in LPSN [Euzéby, J.P. (1997). "List of Bacterial Names with Standing in Nomenclature: a folder available on the Internet". Int J Syst Bacteriol 47 (2): 590–2. doi:10.1099/00207713-47-2-590. ISSN 0020-7713. PMID 9103655. ]
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  4. ^ Moe, W. M.; Yan, J.; Nobre, M. F.; Da Costa, M. S.; Rainey, F. A. (2009). "Dehalogenimonas lykanthroporepellens gen. Nov., sp. Nov., a reductively dehalogenating bacterium isolated from chlorinated solvent-contaminated groundwater". International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology 59 (11): 2692–2697. doi:10.1099/ijs.0.011502-0.  edit