Genus Chloroflexus

Name: Chloroflexus Pierson and Castenholz 1974 (Approved Lists 1980)

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: Gr. adj. chlĂ´ros, green; L. masc. perf. part. flexus, a bending; N.L. masc. n. Chloroflexus, green bending

Gender: masculine

Type species: Chloroflexus aurantiacus Pierson and Castenholz 1974 (Approved Lists 1980)

16S rRNA gene: Analyse FASTA

Original publication: Pierson BK, Castenholz RW. A phototrophic gliding filamentous bacterium of hot springs, Chloroflexus aurantiacus, gen. and sp. nov. Arch Microbiol 1974; 100:5-24.

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: 3
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 3
Total number of child taxa: 3

Parent taxon: Chloroflexaceae Gupta et al. 2013

Assigned by: Gupta RS, Chander P, George S. Phylogenetic framework and molecular signatures for the class Chloroflexi and its different clades; proposal for division of the class Chloroflexia class. nov. [corrected] into the suborder Chloroflexineae subord. nov., consisting of the emended family Oscillochloridaceae and the family Chloroflexaceae fam. nov., and the suborder Roseiflexineae subord. nov., containing the family Roseiflexaceae fam. nov. Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek 2013; 103:99-119.

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