Alkalilimnicola

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Alkalilimnicola
Scientific classification
Domain: Bacteria
Phylum: "Proteobacteria"
Class: Gammaproteobacteria
Order: Chromatiales
Family: Ectothiorhodospiraceae
Genus: Alkalilimnicola
Type species
A. halodurans

Alkalilimnicola is a genus in the phylum Proteobacteria (Bacteria).[1]

Etymology[edit]

The name Alkalilimnicola derives from alkali (from Arabic al-qalyi, the ashes of saltwort), soda ash; limnos, Greek, pool of standing water, lake; cola (from Latin incola) a dweller, inhabitant, to give Alcalilimnicola, a dweller of alkaline lakes.[2]

Species[edit]

The genus contains:[2]

  • A. ehrlichii Hoeft et al. 2007 (Latin ehrlichii, of Ehrlich, named in honour of Professor Emeritus Henry Lutz Ehrlich for his broad scientific, teaching, and leadership contributions to the field of geomicrobiology, with specific reference to his work on the bacterial oxidation of arsenite)[3] Among its other traits, A. erhlichii oxidizes carbon monoxide at ambient and subambient levels.[3]
  • A. halodurans Yakimov et al. 2001, (type species of the genus), Greek hals, halos (ἅλς, ἁλός),salt; Latin durans, enduring, to give halodurans, salt-enduring[4]

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. doi:10.1099/00207713-47-2-590. ISSN 0020-7713. PMID 9103655. ]
  2. ^ a b Alkalilimnicola 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. ^ a b Hoeft, S. E.; Blum, J. S.; Stolz, J. F.; Tabita, F. R.; Witte, B.; King, G. M.; Santini, J. M.; Oremland, R. S. (2007). "Alkalilimnicola ehrlichii sp. Nov., a novel, arsenite-oxidizing haloalkaliphilic gammaproteobacterium capable of chemoautotrophic or heterotrophic growth with nitrate or oxygen as the electron acceptor". International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology. 57 (3): 504–512. doi:10.1099/ijs.0.64576-0. 
  4. ^ Notification list. Notification that new names and new combinations have appeared in volume 51, part 6, of the IJSEM