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Taxonomy ID: 1485 (for references in articles please use NCBI:txid1485)
current name
Clostridium Prazmowski 1880 (Approved Lists 1980) emend. Lawson and Rainey 2016, nom. approb. 1)
NCBI BLAST name: firmicutes
Rank: genus
Genetic code: Translation table 11 (Bacterial, Archaeal and Plant Plastid)
Other names:
heterotypic synonym
Anaerobacter Duda et al. 1996 in [Validation List No. 57 (1996)]
homotypic synonym:
"Anaerobacter" Duda et al. 1987, effective name in [Duda VI et al. (1987)]
Lineage( full )
cellular organisms; Bacteria; Terrabacteria group; Bacillota; Clostridia; Eubacteriales; Clostridiaceae
   Entrez records   
Database name Subtree links Direct links
Nucleotide 502,499 40
Protein 6,187,859 171,742
Structure 806 1
Genome 157 1
Popset 947 738
Conserved Domains 48 44
GEO Datasets 1,624 -
PubMed Central 86,858 86,822
Gene 313,280 -
SRA Experiments 6,455 142
Protein Clusters 31,223 7,826
Identical Protein Groups 3,896,994 171,570
BioProject 1,771 31
BioSample 21,431 170
Assembly 8,404 -
PubChem BioAssay 754 9
Taxonomy 2,894 1


Comments and References:

Validation List No. 57 (1996), PubMed: abstract
VALIDATION LIST No. 57. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol. (1996) 46(2):625-626.
Duda VI et al. (1987)
Duda, V.I., Lebedinsky, A.V., Mushegjan, M.S., and Mitjushina, L.L. "A new anaerobic bacterium forming up to five endospores per cell - Anaerobacter polyendosporus gen. et spec. nov." Arch. Microbiol. (1987) 148(2):121-127.
Clostridium (LPSN link)
Anaerobacter (LPSN link)
Lawson PA & Rainey FA (2016)
Lawson, P.A., and Rainey, F.A. "Proposal to restrict the genus Clostridium (Prazmowski) to Clostridium butyricum and related species." Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. (2016) 66:1009-1016.
Prazmowski A (1880)
Prazmowski, A. "Untersuchung uber die Entwickelungsgeschichte und Fermentwirking einiger Bacterien-Arten." Inaugural Dissertation. Hugo Voigt, Leipzig (1880). pp.1-58. [No PubMed record available.]
Tindall BJ (2016)
Tindall, B.J. "Priority of the genus name Clostridium Prazmowski 1880 (Approved Lists 1980) vs Sarcina Goodsir 1842 (Approved Lists 1980) and the creation of the illegitimate combinations Clostridium maximum (Lindner 1888) Lawson and Rainey 2016 and Clostridium ventriculi (Goodsir 1842) Lawson and Rainey 2016 that may not be used." Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. (2016) 66:4890-4894.
Skerman VBD et al. (1980)
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. [No PubMed record available.]
Yu HY et al. (2019)
Yu, H.Y., Meade, A., and Liu, S.J. "Phylogeny of Clostridium spp. based on conservative genes and comparisons with other trees." Mikrobiologiya (2019) 88:469-478.

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Reference: How to cite this resource - Schoch CL, et al. NCBI Taxonomy: a comprehensive update on curation, resources and tools. Database (Oxford). 2020: baaa062. PubMed: 32761142 PMC: PMC7408187.

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