Name: Afifella Urdiain et al. 2009

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: N.L. fem. dim. n. Afifella, named after S. Afif, British philosopher and painter in recognition of his expertise and guidance in the subject of the philosophical tendency of structuralism, essential for the development and understanding of taxonomy as a science

Gender: feminine

Type species: Afifella marina (Imhoff 1984) Urdiain et al. 2009

16S rRNA gene: Analyse FASTA

Effective publication: Urdiain M, Lopez-Lopez A, Gonzalo C, Busse HJ, Langer S, Kampfer P, Rossello-Mora R. Reclassification of Rhodobium marinum and Rhodobium pfennigii as Afifella marina gen. nov. comb. nov. and Afifella pfennigii comb. nov., a new genus of photoheterotrophic Alphaproteobacteria and emended descriptions of Rhodobium, Rhodobium orientis and Rhodobium gokarnense. Syst Appl Microbiol 2008; 31:339-351.

IJSEM list: Euzeby JP. Validation list no. 127. List of new names and new combinations previously effectively, but not validly, published. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2009; 59:923-925.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Subdivision:

Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 3
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 3
Total number of child taxa: 3

Parent taxon: Rhodobiaceae Garrity et al. 2006

Assigned by: Urdiain M, Lopez-Lopez A, Gonzalo C, Busse HJ, Langer S, Kampfer P, Rossello-Mora R. Reclassification of Rhodobium marinum and Rhodobium pfennigii as Afifella marina gen. nov. comb. nov. and Afifella pfennigii comb. nov., a new genus of photoheterotrophic Alphaproteobacteria and emended descriptions of Rhodobium, Rhodobium orientis and Rhodobium gokarnense. Syst Appl Microbiol 2008; 31:339-351.

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