Alkaliflexus

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Alkaliflexus
Scientific classification
Domain: Bacteria
Phylum: Bacteroidetes
Class: Bacteroidia
Order: Bacteroidales
Family: Marinilabiliaceae
Genus: Alkaliflexus
Type species
A. imshenetskii

Alkaliflexus is a genus in the phylum Bacteroidetes (Bacteria).[1]

Etymology[edit]

The name Alkaliflexus derives from:
New Latin noun alkali (from Arabic al-qalyi, the ashes of saltwort), soda ash; Latin participle adjective flexus, bent; New Latin masculine gender noun Alkaliflexus, referring to life in basic surroundings and to bending/flexible cells.[2]

Species[edit]

The genus contains a single species,[2] namely A. imshenetskii ( Zhilina et al. 2005, (Type species of the genus).; New Latin genitive case masculine gender noun imshenetskii, of Imshenetskii, named after Aleksandr A. Imshenetskii (1905–1992), a microbiologist who devoted much of his research to the microbial degradation of cellulose, and gliding bacteria.)[3]

See also[edit]

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 Alkaliflexus 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. ^ Zhilina, T.; Appel, R.; Probian, C.; Brossa, E.; Harder, J.; Widdel, F.; Zavarzin, G. (2004). "Alkaliflexus imshenetskii gen. Nov. Sp. Nov., a new alkaliphilic gliding carbohydrate-fermenting bacterium with propionate formation from a soda lake". Archives of Microbiology. 182 (2–3). doi:10.1007/s00203-004-0722-0.