Genus Deinobacter

Name: Deinobacter Oyaizu et al. 1987

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: Gr. adj. deinos, strange or unusual, (derived from a noun meaning fear, through the idea of forgetting the name of a fearful, i.e. strange); N.L. masc. n. bacter, rod; N.L. masc. n. Deinobacter, unusual rod

Type species: Deinobacter grandis Oyaizu et al. 1987

Valid publication: Oyaizu H, Stackebrandt E, Schleifer KH, Ludwig W, Pohla H, Ito H, Hirata A, Oyaizu Y, Komagata K. A radiation-resistant rod-shaped bacterium, Deinobacter grandis gen. nov., sp. nov., with peptidoglycan containing ornithine. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol. 1987; 37:62-67.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: synonym

Correct name: Deinococcus Brooks and Murray 1981

Subdivision:

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

Parent taxon: Deinococcaceae Brooks and Murray 1981

Assigned by: Rainey FA, Nobre MF, Schumann P, Stackebrandt E, da Costa MS. Phylogenetic diversity of the deinococci as determined by 16S ribosomal DNA sequence comparison. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1997; 47:510-514.

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