Name: Azorhizobium Dreyfus et al. 1988

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: A.zo.rhi.zo’bi.um N.L. n. azotum, nitrogen; from French n. azote; from Gr. prep. a, not; from Gr. n. zôê, life; from N.Gr. n. azôê, not sustaining life; N.L. pref. azo-, pertaining to nitrogen; N.L. neut. n. Rhizobium, a bacterial generic name; N.L. neut. n. Azorhizobium, a nitrogen (using) Rhizobium

Type species: Azorhizobium caulinodans Dreyfus et al. 1988

16S rRNA gene: Analyse FASTA

Valid publication: Dreyfus B, Garcia JL, Gillis M. Characterization of Azorhizobium caulinodans gen. nov., sp. nov., a stem-nodulating nitrogen-fixing bacterium isolated from Sesbania rostrata. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol. 1988; 38:89-98.

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: Xanthobacteraceae Lee et al. 2005

Assigned by: Lee KB, Liu CT, Anzai Y, Kim H, Aono T, Oyaizu H. The hierarchical system of the 'Alphaproteobacteria': description of Hyphomonadaceae fam. nov., Xanthobacteraceae fam. nov. and Erythrobacteraceae fam. nov. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2005; 55:1907-1919.

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