Name: Rhizobiaceae Conn 1938 (Approved Lists 1980)

Category: Family

Proposed as: fam. nov.

Etymology: N.L. neut. n. Rhizobium, type genus of the family; L. fem. pl. suff. -aceae, ending to denote a family; N.L. fem. pl. n. Rhizobiaceae, the Rhizobium family

Gender: feminine

Type genus: Rhizobium Frank 1889 (Approved Lists 1980)

Original publication: Conn HJ. Agricultural and industrial bacteriology. Journal of Bacteriology 1938; 36:320-321.

IJSEM list: Skerman VBD, McGowan V, Sneath PHA. Approved lists of bacterial names. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1980; 30:225-420.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Subdivision:

Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 16
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 18
Total number of child taxa: 20

Parent taxon: Hyphomicrobiales Douglas 1957 (Approved Lists 1980)

Assigned by: Hordt A, Lopez MG, Meier-Kolthoff JP, Schleuning M, Weinhold LM, Tindall BJ, Gronow S, Kyrpides NC, Woyke T, Goker M. Analysis of 1,000+ Type-Strain Genomes Substantially Improves Taxonomic Classification of Alphaproteobacteria. Front Microbiol 2020; 11:468.

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