Wolframiiraptor


Citation

Formal styling
Wolframiiraptor Buessecker et al., 2022
Proposed by
Buessecker et al., 2022
Status
Valid (SeqCode)
Register List
seqco.de/r:slp2ijs4 (validated)

Nomenclature

Rank
Genus
Syllabication
Wolf.ra.mi.i.rap'tor
Etymology
N.L. neut. n. wolframium, tungsten; L. masc. n. raptor, snatcher or thief; N.L. masc. n. Wolframiiraptor, snatcher of tungsten
Nomenclatural type
Wolframiiraptor gerlachensisTs

Taxonomy

Description
Members of this genus have been identified from geothermal springs from the U.S. Great Basin, Yellowstone National Park, USA, and the Rehai and Ruidian geothermal fields, Tengchong, China. AAI values among genomes representing separate species within the genus range between 81 and 90 %. Based on ancestral state reconstruction analysis, likely losses of the genes encoding cytochrome C oxidase subunits, the aerobic carbon-monoxide dehydrogenase large subunit,  and sulfide:quinone oxidoreductase (Sqr), indicate that members of this genus are likely strict anaerobes, and are also incapable of sulfide-dependent respiration. Genomes of this genus encode a tupA subunit of the tungstate (Tup) ABC transporter, and contain several genes encoding for tungsten-dependent oxidoreductases, including three putative AOR-like, one FOR-like and one GAPOR-like proteins. This taxon is supported as a genus-level group by phylogenomics, AAI and RED.
Classification
“Caldarchaeales” » Wolframiiraptoraceae » Wolframiiraptor
Parent
Wolframiiraptoraceae
Children

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Local history
This name was last modified 9 days ago
Registered by
MarikePalmer 11 months ago
Submitted by
MarikePalmer 14 days ago
Validated by
miguel 9 days ago

Publications (1)

Citation Title
Buessecker et al., 2022, Nature Communications An essential role for tungsten in the ecology and evolution of a previously uncultivated lineage of anaerobic, thermophilic Archaea
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