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Table 1. Classification and general features of S. coccoides SPN1T according to the MIGS recommendations [20] and the NamesforLife database [21].

From: Complete genome sequence of the termite hindgut bacterium Spirochaeta coccoides type strain (SPN1T), reclassification in the genus Sphaerochaeta as Sphaerochaeta coccoides comb. nov. and emendations of the family Spirochaetaceae and the genus Sphaerochaeta

MIGS ID Property Term Evidence code
  Current classification Domain Bacteria TAS [22]
  Phylum Spirochaetae TAS [23,24]
  Class Spirochaetes TAS [24,25]
  Order Spirochaetales TAS [26,27]
  Family Spirochaetaceae TAS [26,28]
  Genus Spirochaeta TAS [26,2931]
  Species Spirochaeta coccoides TAS [1,2]
  Type strain SPN1 TAS [1,2]
  Gram stain negative TAS [1]
  Cell shape coccoid TAS [1]
  Motility Non-motile TAS [1]
  Sporulation none TAS [1]
  Temperature range mesophile TAS [1]
  Optimum temperature 30°C TAS [1]
  Salinity not reported  
MIGS-22 Oxygen requirement obligately anaerobic TAS [1]
  Carbon source pentoses (arabinose, xylose), oligosaccharides (maltose, cellobiose, maltotriose, maltotetraose), yeast extract TAS [1]
  Energy metabolism chemoorganotroph TAS [1]
MIGS-6 Habitat digestive tract of lower dry-wood termites TAS [1]
MIGS-15 Biotic relationship host associated commensal TAS [1]
MIGS-14 Pathogenicity none TAS [1]
  Biosafety level 1 TAS [32]
  Isolation hindgut of Neotermes castaneus TAS [1]
MIGS-4 Geographic location not reported  
MIGS-5 Sample collection time 2005 or before TAS [1]
MIGS-4.1 Latitude not reported  
MIGS-4.2 Longitude not reported  
MIGS-4.3 Depth not reported  
MIGS-4.4 Altitude not reported  
  1. a) Evidence codes - IDA: Inferred from Direct Assay; 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 the Gene Ontology project [27]. If the evidence code is IDA, then the property should have been directly observed, for the purpose of this specific publication, for a live isolate by one of the authors, or an expert or reputable institution mentioned in the acknowledgements.