Acetoanaerobium

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Acetoanaerobium
Scientific classification
Domain: Bacteria
Phylum: "Firmicutes"
Class: Bacilli
Order: Lactobacillales
Genus: Acetoanaerobium
Type species
A. noterae

Acetoanaerobium is a genus in the phylum Firmicutes (Bacteria).[1] The genus contains a single species,[2] namely A. noterae which is an anaerobic bacterium that produces acetate from H2 and CO2.[3]

Etymology[edit]

The name Acetoanaerobium derives from the Latin noun acetum, vinegar; Greek prefix an (ἄν), not; Greek noun aer, aeros (ἀήρ, ἀέρος), air; Greek noun bios (βίος), life; New Latin neuter gender noun Acetoanaerobium, vinegar anaerobe.[2] The specied epitet noterae is the New Latin genitive case noun noterae, of Notera; named for its source, the Notera oil exploration site in the Hula swamp area of Galilee, Israel.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Classification of Genera AC 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. ISSN 0020-7713. PMID 9103655. doi:10.1099/00207713-47-2-590. ]
  2. ^ a b Acetoanaerobium 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. ISSN 0020-7713. PMID 9103655. doi:10.1099/00207713-47-2-590. ]
  3. ^ Sleat, R.; Mah, R. A.; Robinson, R. (1985). "Acetoanaerobium noterae gen. nov., sp. nov.: An Anaerobic Bacterium That Forms Acetate from H2 and CO2". International Journal of Systematic Bacteriology. 35: 10. doi:10.1099/00207713-35-1-10.