Family Nitriliruptoraceae

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Classification (Warning: see also the file "Classification of prokaryotes: Introduction").

For a detailed description of this taxon see Bergey’s Manual of Systematics of Archaea and Bacteria (BMSAB).


Nitriliruptoraceae Sorokin et al. 2009, fam. nov.
Type genus: ¤ Nitriliruptor Sorokin et al. 2009.
Etymology: N.L. masc. n. Nitriliruptor, type genus of the family; suff. -aceae, ending to denote a family; N.L. fem. pl. n. Nitriliruptoraceae, the family of the genus Nitriliruptor.
Valid publication: SOROKIN (D.Y.), VAN PELT (S.), TOUROVA (T.P.) and EVTUSHENKO (L.I.): Nitriliruptor alkaliphilus gen. nov., sp. nov., a deep-lineage haloalkaliphilic actinobacterium from soda lakes capable of growth on aliphatic nitriles, and proposal of Nitriliruptoraceae fam. nov. and Nitriliruptorales ord. nov. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2009, 59, 248-253.
Original article in IJSEM Online