Name: Geobacteraceae Holmes et al. 2004

Category: Family

Proposed as: fam. nov.

Etymology: Ge.o.bac’te.ra.ce.ae N.L. masc. n. Geobacter, the type genus of the family; L. fem. pl. suff. -aceae, ending to denote a family; N.L. fem. pl. n. Geobacteraceae, the Geobacter family

Type genus: Geobacter Lovley et al. 1995

Valid publication: Holmes DE, Nevin KP, Lovley DR. Comparison of 16S rRNA, nifD, recA, gyrB, rpoB and fusA genes within the family Geobacteraceae fam. nov. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2004; 54:1591-1599.

IJSEM list: Euzeby JP. Notification list. Notification that new names and new combinations have appeared in volume 54, part 5 of the IJSEM. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2005; 55:3-5.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Subdivision:

Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 5
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 6
Total number of child taxa: 6

Parent taxon: Desulfuromonadales corrig. Kuever et al. 2006

Assigned by: Garrity GM, Bell JA, Lilburn T. Class I. Alphaproteobacteria class. nov. In: Brenner DJ, Krieg NR, Staley JT, Garrity GM (eds), Bergey's Manual of Systematic Bacteriology, 2nd edn, vol. 2 (The Proteobacteria), part C (The Alpha-, Beta-, Delta-, and Epsilonproteobacteria), Springer, New York, 2005, p. 1.

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