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

Susan F. Koval, Henry N. Williams, O. Colin Stine

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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-682T5DSM 15412T) and Bacteriovorax litoralis as Halobacteriovorax litoralis comb. nov. (type strain ATCC BAA-684T5DSM 15409T) 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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)593-597
Number of pages5
JournalInternational Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
Volume65
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology
  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Medicine(all)

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