Name DOI
Waksman and Joffe 1922 (Approved Lists 1980)
Name Status
Validly Published
Current Authority
Waksman and Joffe 1922 (Approved Lists 1980)
Preferred Name
Taxonomic Rank
Nomenclatural Type
(designated strain)
Refer to the type exemplar.
Type Strain
representative organism
T (=)
Proper Form
Thiobacillus thiooxidans Waksman and Joffe 1922 (Approved Lists 1980)
Nomenclatural History
The species Thiobacillus thiooxidans was originally described by Waksman and Joffe 1922. This name appeared on the Approved Lists of Bacterial Names 1980. Kelly and Wood established this name as an earlier heterotypic synonym of Parker 1945 (Approved Lists 1980) in 2000. In 2000, Kelly and Wood established as the basonym of (Waksman and Joffe 1922) Kelly and Wood 2000 .
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This information was last reviewed on February 18, 2009.


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  2. Waksman SA, Joffe JS. Microorganisms Concerned in the Oxidation of Sulfur in the Soil: II. Thiobacillus Thiooxidans, a New Sulfur-oxidizing Organism Isolated from the Soil. J Bacteriol 1922; 7:239-256. [PubMed].
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