Name: Acidiphilium Harrison 1981

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: L. neut. adj. acidum, an acid; from L. masc. adj. acidus, sour; N.L. neut. adj. philum, friend, loving; from Gr. neut. adj. philon, friend; N.L. neut. n. Acidiphilium, acid lover (sic)

Gender: neuter

Type species: Acidiphilium cryptum Harrison 1981

16S rRNA gene: Analyse FASTA

Valid publication: Harrison Jr. AP. Acidiphilium cryptum gen. nov., sp. nov., heterotrophic bacterium from acidic mineral environments. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol. 1981; 31:327-332.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Subdivision:

Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 7
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 9
Total number of child taxa: 11

Parent taxon: Acetobacteraceae (ex Henrici 1939) Gillis and De Ley 1980

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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