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Photorhabdus luminescens

Taxonomy ID: 29488 (for references in articles please use NCBI:txid29488)
current name
Photorhabdus luminescens (Thomas and Poinar 1979) Boemare et al. 1993 emend. Machado et al. 2019 in [Machado RAR et al. (2019)]
Xenorhabdus luminescens Thomas and Poinar 1979 (Approved Lists 1980), nom. approb. 1)
type strain of Xenorhabdus luminescens: ATCC:29999, CIP:106429, DSM:3368, personal::Hb
homotypic synonym:
Photorhabdus luminescens (Poinar and Thomas 1979) (sic) Boemare et al. 1993
Photorhabdus luminescens (Thomas and Poinar 1979) Boemare et al. 1993 emend. Fischer-LeSaux et al. 1999
NCBI BLAST name: enterobacteria
Rank: species
Genetic code: Translation table 11 (Bacterial, Archaeal and Plant Plastid)
Lineage( full )
cellular organisms; Bacteria; Proteobacteria; Gammaproteobacteria; Enterobacterales; Morganellaceae; Photorhabdus
   Entrez records   
Database name Subtree links Direct links Links from type
Nucleotide 11,553 7,721 549
Protein 91,735 74,132 -
Structure 26 26 -
Genome 1 1 -
Popset 20 20 -
PubMed Central 1,766 1,766 -
Gene 9,361 4,687 -
SRA Experiments 86 83 -
Protein Clusters 3,133 3,133 -
Identical Protein Groups 46,850 45,143 -
Bio Project 26 18 -
Bio Sample 96 88 55
Bio Systems 264 - -
Assembly 19 11 3
Probe 13 13 -
PubChem BioAssay 8 8 -
Taxonomy 8 1 -


Comments and References:

Machado RAR et al. (2019), PubMed: abstract
Machado, R.A.R., Bruno, P., Arce, C.C.M., Liechti, N., Köhler, A., Bernal, J., Bruggmann, R., and Turlings, T.C.J. "Photorhabdus khanii subsp. guanajuatensis subsp. nov., isolated from Heterorhabditis atacamensis, and Photorhabdus luminescens subsp. mexicana subsp. nov., isolated from Heterorhabditis mexicana entomopathogenic nematodes." Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. (2019) 69(3):652-661.
Boemare NE et al. (1993)
Boemare, N.E., Akhurst, R.J., and Mourant, R.G. "DNA relatedness between Xenorhabdus spp. (Enterobacteriaceae), symbiotic bacteria of entomopathogenic nematodes, and a proposal to transfer Xenorhabdus luminescens to a new genus, Photorhabdus gen. nov." Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol. (1993) 43:249-255. [No PubMed record available.]
Fischer-Le Saux M et al. (1999)
Fischer-Le Saux, M., Viallard, V., Brunel, B., Normand, P., and Boemare, N.E. "Polyphasic classification of the genus Photorhabdus and proposal of new taxa: P. luminescens subsp. luminescens subsp. nov., P. luminescens subsp. akhurstii subsp. nov., P. luminescens subsp. laumondii subsp. nov., P. temperata sp. nov., P. temperata subsp. temperata subsp. nov. and P. asymbiotica sp. nov." Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol. (1999) 49:1645-1656.
Machado RAR et al. (2018)
Machado, R.A.R., Wuthrich, D., Kuhnert, P., Arce, C.C.M., Thonen, L., Ruiz, C., Zhang, X., Robert, C.A.M., Karimi, J., Kamali, S., Ma, J., Bruggmann, R., and Erb, M. "Whole-genome-based revisit of Photorhabdus phylogeny: proposal for the elevation of most Photorhabdus subspecies to the species level and description of one novel species Photorhabdus bodei sp. nov., and one novel subspecies Photorhabdus laumondii subsp. clarkei subsp. nov." Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. (2018) 68(8):2664–2681.
Skerman VBD et al. (1980) (Xenorhabdus luminescens)
Skerman, V.B.D., McGowan, V., and Sneath, P.H.A. (editors): "Approved lists of bacterial names." Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol. (1980) 30:225-420.
Szallas E et al. (1997)
Szallas, E., Koch, C., Fodor, A., Burghardt, J., Buss, O., Szentirmai, A., Nealson, K.H., and Stackebrandt, E. "Phylogenetic evidence for the taxonomic heterogeneity of Photorhabdus luminescens." Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol. (1997) 47:402-407.
Thomas GM & Poinar GO Jr (1979)
Thomas, G.M., and Poinar, G.O. Jr. "Xenorhabdus gen. nov., a genus of entomopathogenic, nematophilic bacteria of the family Enterobacteriaceae." Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol. (1979) 29:352-360. [No PubMed record available.]

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