Name: Blastomonas Sly and Cahill 1997

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: Gr. masc. n. blastos, bud shoot; L. fem. n. monas, a unit, monad; N.L. fem. n. Blastomonas, a budding monad

Type species: Blastomonas natatoria (Sly 1985) Sly and Cahill 1997

Valid publication: Sly LI, Cahill MM. Transfer of Blastobacter natatorius (Sly 1985) to the genus Blastomonas gen. nov. as Blastomonas natatoria comb. nov. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1997; 47:566-568.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Subdivision:

Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 6
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 6
Total number of child taxa: 6

Parent taxon: Sphingomonadaceae Kosako et al. 2000

Assigned by: Hiraishi A, Kuraishi H, Kawahara K. Emendation of the description of Blastomonas natatoria (Sly 1985) Sly and Cahill 1997 as an aerobic photosynthetic bacterium and reclassification of Erythromonas ursincola Yurkov et al. 1997 as Blastomonas ursincola comb. nov. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2000; 50:1113-1118.

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