Sulfurospirillum barnesii sp. nov. and Sulfurospirillum arsenophilum sp. nov., new members of the Sulfurospirillum clade of the epsilon Proteobacteria

Int J Syst Bacteriol. 1999 Jul;49 Pt 3:1177-80. doi: 10.1099/00207713-49-3-1177.


Two strains of dissimilatory arsenate-reducing vibrio-shaped bacteria are assigned to the genus Sulfurospirillum. These two new species, Sulfurospirillum barnesii strain SES-3T and Sulfurospirillum arsenophilum strain MIT-13T, in addition to Sulfurospirillum sp. SM-5, two strains of Sulfurospirillum deleyianum, and Sulfurospirillum arcachonense, form a distinct clade within the epsilon subclass of the Proteobacteria based on 16S rRNA analysis.

Publication types

  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Arsenates / metabolism*
  • Bacterial Typing Techniques
  • DNA, Ribosomal / chemistry
  • DNA, Ribosomal / genetics
  • Genes, rRNA
  • Gram-Negative Bacteria / classification*
  • Gram-Negative Bacteria / cytology
  • Gram-Negative Bacteria / genetics
  • Gram-Negative Bacteria / physiology
  • Molecular Sequence Data
  • Oxidation-Reduction
  • Phylogeny
  • RNA, Ribosomal, 16S / genetics
  • Selenic Acid
  • Selenium Compounds / metabolism*
  • Sequence Analysis, DNA


  • Arsenates
  • DNA, Ribosomal
  • RNA, Ribosomal, 16S
  • Selenium Compounds
  • Selenic Acid

Associated data

  • GENBANK/AF038843