Name: Desulfitobacterium Utkin et al. 1994

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: L. abl. prep. de, from, off, away; N.L. n. sulfis -itis, sulfite; L. neut. n. bacterium, rod; N.L. neut. n. Desulfitobacterium, rod-shaped bacterium that reduces sulfite

Gender: neuter

Type species: Desulfitobacterium dehalogenans Utkin et al. 1994

16S rRNA gene: Analyse FASTA

Valid publication: Utkin I, Woese C, Wiegel J. Isolation and characterization of Desulfitobacterium dehalogenans gen. nov., sp. nov., an anaerobic bacterium which reductively dechlorinates chlorophenolic compounds. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1994; 44:612-619.

IJSEM list: Anonymous. Notification list. Notification that new names and new combinations have appeared in volume 44, part 4 of the IJSB. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1995; 45:199-200.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Subdivision:

Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 5
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 6
Total number of child taxa: 6

Parent taxon: Peptococcaceae Rogosa 1971 (Approved Lists 1980)

Assigned by: Ludwig W, Schleifer K-H, Whitman WB. Class I. Bacilli class nov. In: De Vos P, Garrity GM, Jones D, Krieg NR, Ludwig W, Rainey FA, K.-H. S, Whitman WB (eds), Bergey's Manual of Systematic Bacteriology, 2nd edn, vol. 3 (The Firmicutes), Springer, New York, 2009, p. 19-20.

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