Genus Antarctobacter

Name: Antarctobacter Labrenz et al. 1998

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: Ant.arc.to.bac’ter Antarctica, M.L. name of the South Pole continent; from Gr. pref. anti, against (on the other side); Gr. adj. arcticos, northern; Gr. n. baktron, a rod or staff; N.L. masc. n. bacter; N.L. masc. n. Antarctobacter, a rod-shaped bacterium from Antarctica

Type species: Antarctobacter heliothermus Labrenz et al. 1998

Valid publication: Labrenz M, Collins MD, Lawson PA, Tindall BJ, Braker G, Hirsch P. Antarctobacter heliothermus gen. nov., sp. nov., a budding bacterium from hypersaline and heliothermal Ekho Lake. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1998; 48:1363-1372.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Subdivision:

Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 1
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 1
Total number of child taxa: 2

Parent taxon: Rhodobacteraceae Garrity et al. 2006

Assigned by: Garrity GM, Bell JA, Lilburn T. Family I. Rhodobacteraceae fam. 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. 161.

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