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Electrothrix arhusiensis sp. nov.

Submitted by Schramm, Andreas

Species Electrothrix arhusiensis

['sis] N.L. fem. adj. arhusiensis, pertaining to Aarhus (in its medieval Latin form), a city in Denmark on the Jutland peninsula, referring to the place of the first discovery of cable bacteria
Nomenclatural type
NCBI Assembly: GCA_942491045.1 Ts
Reference Strain
Filamentous bacteria of centimeter length that inhabit the surface of marine and coastal sediment and conduct electrons from sulfide-oxidizing cells to oxygen- or nitrate-reducing cells. Gliding motility. Gram-negative, with distinct ridges running longitudinally along the filament. Can assimilate acetate and propionate; CO2 fixation via the Wood-Ljungdahl pathway. Contains c-type cytochromes and type IV pili (PilA). Polyphosphate and polyglucose storage. Distinguishable by morphology and genome.
Bacteria » Desulfobacterota » Desulfobulbia » Desulfobales » Desulfobulbaceae » Electrothrix » Electrothrix arhusiensis
Effective publication: Sereika et al., 2023 [1]
Corrigendum: Plum-Jensen et al., 2024 [2] (from “Electrothrix aarhusiensis”)
Assigned taxonomically: Trojan et al., 2016 [3]


  1. Sereika et al. (2023). Closed genomes uncover a saltwater species of Candidatus Electronema and shed new light on the boundary between marine and freshwater cable bacteria. The ISME Journal. DOI:10.1038/s41396-023-01372-6
  2. Plum-Jensen et al. (2024). First single-strain enrichments of Electrothrix cable bacteria, description of E. aestuarii sp. nov. and E. rattekaaiensis sp. nov., and proposal of a cable bacteria taxonomy following the rules of the SeqCode. Systematic and Applied Microbiology. DOI:10.1016/j.syapm.2024.126487
  3. Trojan et al. (2016). A taxonomic framework for cable bacteria and proposal of the candidate genera Electrothrix and Electronema. Systematic and Applied Microbiology. DOI:10.1016/j.syapm.2016.05.006

Register List Certificate of Validation

On behalf of the Committee on the Systematics of Prokaryotes Described from Sequence Data (SeqCode Committee), we hereby certify that the Register List submitted by Schramm, Andreas and including 1 new name has been successfully validated.

Date of Priority: 2024-02-27 01:52 UTC
DOI: 10.57973/seqcode.r:mv2koe80