Name: Azotobacter Beijerinck 1901 (Approved Lists 1980)

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: N.L. n. azotum, nitrogen; from French n. azote, nitrogen; from Gr. pref. a-, not; from Gr. n. zôê, life; from N.Gr. n. azôê, not sustaining life; N.L. masc. n. bacter, a rod; N.L. masc. n. Azotobacter, a nitrogen rod

Gender: masculine

Type species: Azotobacter chroococcum Beijerinck 1901 (Approved Lists 1980)

16S rRNA gene: Analyse FASTA

Original publication: Beijerinck MW. Über oligonitrophile Mikroben. Zentralblatt für Bakteriologie, Parasitenkunde, Infektionskrankheiten und Hygiene. Abteilung II 1901; 7:561-582.

IJSEM list: Skerman VBD, McGowan V, Sneath PHA. Approved lists of bacterial names. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1980; 30:225-420.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Subdivision:

Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 7
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 9
Total number of child taxa: 12

Parent taxon: Pseudomonadaceae Winslow et al. 1917 (Approved Lists 1980)

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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