Jostein Goksøyr

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Jostein Goksøyr (28 June 1922 – 5 December 2000) was a Norwegian microbiologist.

He was born in Kopervik, and took the dr.philos. degree in 1955. He was hired as a lecturer at the University of Bergen in 1956, and was later professor from 1966 to 1989. He was a member of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters from 1970 and the Royal Society of Sciences in Uppsala from 1987.[1]

A planctomycete bacterium, Bythopirellula goksoyri, identified from the iron-hydroxide deposits at the Mohns Ridge, a part of the Arctic Mid-Ocean Ridge, is named in honour of Goksøyr.[2]


  1. ^ "Goksøyr, Jostein". Store norske leksikon. Kunnskapsforlaget. 2007. [permanent dead link]
  2. ^ Storesund, J. E.; Ovreås, L. (2013). "Diversity of Planctomycetes in iron-hydroxide deposits from the Arctic Mid Ocean Ridge (AMOR) and description of Bythopirellula goksoyri gen. nov., sp. nov., a novel Planctomycete from deep sea iron-hydroxide deposits". Antonie van Leeuwenhoek. 104 (4): 569–584. doi:10.1007/s10482-013-0019-x. PMID 24018702.