Acidomonas

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Acidomonas
Scientific classification
Domain: Bacteria
Phylum: Proteobacteria
Class: Alphaproteobacteria
Order: Rhodospirillales
Family: Acetobacteraceae
Genus: Acidomonas
Type species
A. methanolica

Acidomonas is a genus in the phylum Proteobacteria (Bacteria).[1] The genus contains single species,[2] namely A. methanolica, formerly known as Acetobacter methanolicus[3]

Etymology[edit]

The name Acidomonas derives from:
Latin adjective acidus, sour, acid; Latin feminine gender noun monas (μονάς / μονάδα), nominally meaning "a unit", but in effect meaning a bacterium; New Latin feminine gender noun acidomonas, acidophilic monad.[2]

The specific epithet methanolica derives from New Latin neuter gender noun methanol, methanol; Latin suff. -icus -a -um, suffix used in adjectives with the sense of belonging to; New Latin feminine gender adjective methanolica, relating to methanol.[2]

Members of the genus Acidomonas can be referred to as acidomonad (viz. Trivialisation of names).

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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. doi:10.1099/00207713-47-2-590. ISSN 0020-7713. PMID 9103655. ]
  2. ^ a b c Acidomonas 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. ]
  3. ^ Urakami, T.; Tamaoka, J.; Suzuki, K.-I.; Komagata, K. (1989). "Acidomonas gen. Nov., Incorporating Acetobacter methanolicus as Acidomonas methanolica comb. Nov". International Journal of Systematic Bacteriology. 39: 50. doi:10.1099/00207713-39-1-50.