Che.la.to.bac.ter. N.L. v. chelato, to form claw-like complexes with divalent cations, i.e. to chelate; from Gr. fem. n.chêlê, claw; N.L. masc. n.bacter, rod or staff; N.L. masc. n.Chelatobacter, chelating rod
Auling G, Busse HJ, Egli T, El-Banna T, Stackebrandt E. Description of the gram-negative, obligately aerobic, nitrilotriacetate (NTA)-utilizing bacteria as Chelatobacter heintzii, gen. nov., sp. nov., and Chelatococcus asaccharovorans, gen. nov., sp. nov. Syst. Appl. Microbiol. 1993; 16:104-112.
Anonymous. Validation list no. 46. Validation of publication of new names and new combinations previously effectively published outside the IJSB. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1993; 43:624-625.
validly published under the ICNP
heterotypic synonym, validly published under the ICNP
Boone et al. (2001) assigned this genus to the family Rhizobiaceae Conn 1938 (Approved Lists 1980).Publication:
Garrity GM, Holt JG. The Road Map to the Manual. In: Boone DR, Castenholz RW, Garrity GM (eds), Bergey's Manual of Systematic Bacteriology, second edition, vol. 1 (The Archaea and the deeply branching and phototrophic Bacteria), Springer-Verlag, New York, 2001, p. 119-166.
For the type species of this genus another name is in use, which is affiliated with the genus Aminobacter Urakami et al. 1992.Publication:
Urakami T, Araki H, Oyanagi H, Suzuki KI, Komagata K. Transfer of Pseudomonas aminovorans (den Dooren de Jong 1926) to Aminobacter gen. nov. as Aminobacter aminovorans comb. nov. and description of Aminobacter aganoensis sp. nov. and Aminobacter niigataensis sp. nov. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol. 1992; 42:84-92.
Chelatobacter is the correct name if this genus is regarded as a separate genus (i.e., if its nomenclatural type is not assigned to another genus whose name is validly published, legitimate and not rejected and has priority).
Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 0 Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 1 Total number of child taxa: 1