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Table 1. Classification and general features of T. nivea JP2T according to the MIGS recommendations [17] and the NamesforLife database [18].

From: Genome sequence of the filamentous, gliding Thiothrix nivea neotype strain (JP2T)

MIGS ID Property Term Evidence code
  Current classification Domain Bacteria TAS [19]
  Phylum “Proteobacteria TAS [20,21]
  Class Gammaproteobacteria TAS [22]
  Order Thiotrichales TAS [22,23]
  Family Thiotrichaceae TAS [22,24]
  Genus Thiothrix TAS [2,4,2527]
  Species Thiothrix nivea TAS [1,5]
  Type strain JP2 TAS [1]
  Gram stain negative TAS [1]
  Cell shape rod-shaped, filaments with a sheath, rosettes TAS [1]
  Motility gliding TAS [1]
  Sporulation not reported  
  Temperature range mesophilic, 6–34°C TAS [1]
  Optimum temperature 25–30°C TAS [1]
  Salinity not reported  
MIGS-22 Oxygen requirement strictly aerobic TAS [1]
  Carbon source acetate, malate, pyruvate, oxalacetate TAS [1]
  Energy metabolism chemolithotroph NAS
MIGS-6 Habitat spring-generated, flowing, H2S-enriched waters, deep sea hydrothermal vents TAS [28,29]
MIGS-15 Biotic relationship free-living TAS [1]
MIGS-14 Pathogenicity none TAS [1]
  Biosafety level 1 TAS [30]
  Isolation H2S-enriched well water TAS [1]
MIGS-4 Geographic location John Pennycamp State Park, Key Largo, FL, USA TAS [1]
MIGS-5 Sample collection time 1983 or before NAS
MIGS-4.1 Latitude 25.13 NAS
MIGS-4.2 Longitude −80.41 NAS
MIGS-4.3 Depth not reported  
MIGS-4.4 Altitude not reported  
  1. Evidence codes - TAS: Traceable Author Statement (i.e., a direct report exists in the literature); NAS: Non-traceable Author Statement (i.e., not directly observed for the living, isolated sample, but based on a generally accepted property for the species, or anecdotal evidence). These evidence codes are from of the Gene Ontology project [31].