Name: Acidovorax Willems et al. 1990

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: L. neut. adj. acidum, an acid; from L. masc. adj. acidus, sour; L. adj. vorax, voracious; N.L. masc. n. Acidovorax, acid-devouring (bacteria)

Gender: masculine

Type species: Acidovorax facilis (Schatz and Bovell 1952) Willems et al. 1990

16S rRNA gene: Analyse FASTA

Valid publication: Willems A, Falsen E, Pot B, Jantzen E, Hoste B, Vandamme P, Gillis M, Kersters K, De Ley J. Acidovorax, a new genus for Pseudomonas facilis, Pseudomonas delafieldii, E. Falsen (EF) group 13, EF group 16, and several clinical isolates, with the species Acidovorax facilis comb. nov., Acidovorax delafieldii comb. nov., and Acidovorax temperans sp. nov. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1990; 40:384-398.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Subdivision:

Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 18
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 19
Total number of child taxa: 19

Parent taxon: Comamonadaceae Willems et al. 1991

Assigned by: Willems A, De Ley J, Gillis M, Kersters K. Comamonadaceae, a new family encompassing the acidovorans rRNA complex, including Variovorax paradoxus gen. nov., comb. nov., for Alcaligenes paradoxus (Davis) 1969. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol. 1991; 41:445-450.

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