Name: Blastochloris Hiraishi 1997

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: Blas.to.chlo’ris Gr. n. blustos, bud shoot; Gr. adj. chloros, green; M.L. fem. n. Blastochloris, green bud shoot

Type species: Blastochloris viridis (Drews and Giesbrecht 1966) Hiraishi 1997

Valid publication: Hiraishi A. Transfer of the bacteriochlorophyll b-containing phototrophic bacteria Rhodopseudomonas viridis and Rhodopseudomonas sulfoviridis to the genus Blastochloris gen. nov. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1997; 47:217-219.

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: Hyphomicrobiaceae Babudieri 1950 (Approved Lists 1980)

Assigned by: Hiraishi A. Transfer of the bacteriochlorophyll b-containing phototrophic bacteria Rhodopseudomonas viridis and Rhodopseudomonas sulfoviridis to the genus Blastochloris gen. nov. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1997; 47:217-219.

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