Reclassification of the only species of the genus Desulfomonas, Desulfomonas pigra, as Desulfovibrio piger comb. nov

Julien Loubinoux, Filipa M.A. Valente, Ines A.C. Pereira, Annie Costa, Patrick A.D. Grimont, Alain E. Le Faou

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Abstract

The growth characteristics, DNA G+C content and sequences of 16S rDNA and the transcribed 16S-23S rDNA internal spacer were determined for Desulfomonas pigra ATCC 29098T, Desulfovibrio desulfuricans subsp. desulfuricans strains Essex 6T (= ATCC 29577T) and MB ( = ATCC 27774) and 'Desulfovibrio fairfieldensis' ATCC 700045. Despite phenotypic differences (shape and motility) between Desulfomonas pigra and Desulfovibrio strains, the molecular analysis suggests that Desulfomonas pigra should be reclassified within the genus Desulfovibrio. Thus, the reclassification is proposed of Desulfomonas pigra, the type and only species of the genus, as Desulfovibrio piger comb. nov., which implies the emendation of the description of the genus Desulfovibrio.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1305-1308
Number of pages4
JournalInternational Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
Volume52
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2002

Keywords

  • Desulfomonas pigra
  • Desulfovibrio
  • Sulfate-reducing bacteria

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