Topic: Achromatium oxaliferum freshwater bacterium

Please can you add
Achromatium oxaliferum Schewiakoff, 1893
Proteobachertia, Thiotrichaceae

http://www.catalogueoflife.org/col/deta … dbfe506937

I do not have a direct reference for the UK except
WEST, G. S., and B. M. GRIFFITHS. “The Lime-Sulphur Bacteria of the Genus Hillhousia.” Annals of Botany, vol. 27, no. 105, 1913, pp. 83–91.
According to NCBI Hillhousia mirabilis is a heterotypic synonym of Achromatium oxaliferum (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/Taxonomy/B … i?id=44938).

There are also references to populations in freshwater habitats in the north of England in:
Gray ND, Howarth R, Rowan A, Pickup RW, Jones JG, Head IM. Natural communities of Achromatium oxaliferum comprise genetically, morphologically, and ecologically distinct subpopulations. Appl Environ Microbiol. 1999;65(11):5089-5099. doi:10.1128/AEM.65.11.5089-5099.1999

Many thansk



Re: Achromatium oxaliferum freshwater bacterium

Yes, no problem :)

Chris Raper, Manager of the UK Species Inventory, Angela Marmont Centre for UK Biodiversity,
Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, London, SW7 5BD.  (tel: 020 7942 5894)
also Tachinid Recording Scheme (http://tachinidae.org.uk/)


Re: Achromatium oxaliferum freshwater bacterium

Thank you



Re: Achromatium oxaliferum freshwater bacterium


Can I ask when the Dictionary began to include bacteria ??  I posed the question about it covering bacteria a few years ago to Charles Hussey and  the idea was rejected (see: https://forums.nbn.org.uk/viewtopic.php?id=1563)

An interesting and, in my opinion, laudable move, if there has been a change in policy here.

Cheers and thanks,

Steve J. McWilliam


Re: Achromatium oxaliferum freshwater bacterium

I was not aware that bacteria were specificaly excluded, although I can see the logic. I asked for Achromatium oxaliferum to be included, because it has particularly large cells and is often found in freshwater sediments, along with algae and chromists etc.