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Int J Syst Evol Microbiol. 2015 Feb;65(Pt 2):593-7. doi: 10.1099/ijs.0.070201-0. Epub 2014 Nov 18.

Reclassification of Bacteriovorax marinus as Halobacteriovorax marinus gen. nov., comb. nov. and Bacteriovorax litoralis as Halobacteriovorax litoralis comb. nov.; description of Halobacteriovoraceae fam. nov. in the class Deltaproteobacteria.

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1
Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Western Ontario, London, ON N6A 5C1, Canada skoval@uwo.ca.
2
School of the Environment, Florida A&M University, Tallahassee, FL 32307, USA.
3
Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA.

Abstract

The taxonomic status of saltwater Bdellovibrio-like prokaryotic predators has been revised to assign species to Halobacteriovorax gen. nov. A reclassification of Bacteriovorax marinus as Halobacteriovorax marinus comb. nov. (type strain ATCC BAA-682(T) = DSM 15412(T)) and Bacteriovorax litoralis as Halobacteriovorax litoralis comb. nov. (type strain ATCC BAA-684(T) = DSM 15409(T)) is proposed. This revision is necessary because a previous proposal to retain saltwater isolates as species of Bacteriovorax and reclassify Bacteriovorax stolpii as Bacteriolyticum stolpii was not approved. The type species of a genus cannot be reassigned to another genus. Bacteriovorax stolpii is thus retained as the type species of Bacteriovorax and Halobacteriovorax marinus is the type species of Halobacteriovorax and of Halobacteriovoraceae fam. nov.

PMID:
25406234
PMCID:
PMC4811658
DOI:
10.1099/ijs.0.070201-0
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