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Sphaerotilus natans Kützing 1833

Publication details
Sphaerotilus natans Kützing 1833: 386, pl. 9

Published in: Kützing, F. (1833). Sphaerotilus natans, eine neue Süsswasseralge. Linnaea 8: 385-387, plate 9.
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Publication date: 1833

Type species
This is the type species (holotype) of the genus Sphaerotilus.

Status of name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.

Origin of species name
Participle (Latin), swimming, floating on or under the surface of the water (Stearn 1973).

No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

Taxonomic notes
Originally considered an alga due its macroscopic morphology, currently considered a filamentous bacterium. - (5 Aug 2010) - M.D. Guiry

General environment
This is a freshwater species.

Common names

(as Sphaerotilus natans Kützing)
English: Sewage fungus (Kator & Rhodes 2003).

No distributions recorded
No distributional records for this taxon have been recorded by AlgaeBase to date. Generally, recent national lists or extensive regional or state lists have been employed to give a general indication of distribution.

Created: 05 August 2010 by M.D. Guiry

Verified by: 20 January 2022 by E.A. Molinari Novoa

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Gravobich, M.Y., Smolyakov, D.D., Beletsky, A.V., Mardanov, A.V., Gureeva, M.V., Markov, N.D., Rudenko, T.S. & Ravin, N.V. (2021). Reclassification of Sphaerotilus natans subsp. sulfidivorans Gridneva et al. 2011 as Sphaerotilus sulfidivorans sp. nov. and comparative genome analysis of the genus Sphaerotilus. Archives of Microbiology 203: 1595-1599, 1 table.
Gridneva, E., Chernousova, E., Dubinina, G., Akimov, V., Kuever, J., Detkova, E. & Grabovich, M. (2011). Taxonomic investigation of representatives of the genus Sphaerotilus: descriptions of Sphaerotilus montanus sp. nov., Sphaerotilus hippei sp. nov., Sphaerotilus natans subsp. natans subsp. nov. and Sphaerotilus natans subsp. sulfidivorans subsp. nov., and an emended description of the genus Sphaerotilus. International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology 61(4): 916-925, 1 figure, 4 tables.
Kützing, F. (1833). Sphaerotilus natans, eine neue Süsswasseralge. Linnaea 8: 385-387, plate 9.

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E.A. Molinari Novoa in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2022. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 07 July 2022.

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