Name: Desertibacter Liu et al. 2011

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: De.ser.ti.bac’ter L. n. desertum, desert; N.L. masc. n. bacter, rod; N.L. masc. n. Desertibacter, a desert bacterium

Type species: Desertibacter roseus Liu et al. 2011

Valid publication: Liu M, Dai J, Liu Y, Cai F, Wang Y, Rahman E, Fang C. Desertibacter roseus gen. nov., sp. nov., a gamma radiation-resistant bacterium in the family Rhodospirillaceae, isolated from desert sand. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2011; 61:1109-1113.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Subdivision:

Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 2
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 2
Total number of child taxa: 2

Parent taxon: Rhodospirillaceae Pfennig and Trüper 1971 (Approved Lists 1980)

Assigned by: Liu M, Dai J, Liu Y, Cai F, Wang Y, Rahman E, Fang C. Desertibacter roseus gen. nov., sp. nov., a gamma radiation-resistant bacterium in the family Rhodospirillaceae, isolated from desert sand. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2011; 61:1109-1113.

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