Name: Alcanivorax Yakimov et al. 1998

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: N.L. masc. n. alcanum, alkane, aliphatic hydrocarbon; L. adj. vorax, devouring, ravenous, voracious; N.L. masc. n. Alcanivorax, alkane-devouring

Type species: Alcanivorax borkumensis Yakimov et al. 1998

Valid publication: Yakimov MM, Golyshin PN, Lang S, Moore ER, Abraham WR, Lunsdorf H, Timmis KN. Alcanivorax borkumensis gen. nov., sp. nov., a new, hydrocarbon-degrading and surfactant-producing marine bacterium. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1998; 48:339-348.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Subdivision:

Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 14
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 14
Total number of child taxa: 14

Parent taxon: Alcanivoracaceae corrig. Golyshin et al. 2005

Assigned by: Garrity GM, Bell JA, Lilburn T. Class III. Gammaproteobacteria 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 B (The Gammaproteobacteria), Springer, New York, 2005, p. 1.

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