Genus Desulfobacca

Name: Desulfobacca Oude Elferink et al. 1999

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: L. pref. de-, from; L. neut. n. sulfur, sulfur; N.L. pref. desulfo-, desulfuricating (prefix used to characterize a dissimilatory sulfate-reducing procaryote); L. fem. n. bacca, berry, especially olive; N.L. fem. n. Desulfobacca, a sulfate-reducing olive-shaped bacterium

Type species: Desulfobacca acetoxidans Oude Elferink et al. 1999

Valid publication: Oude Elferink SJ, Akkermans-van Vliet WM, Bogte JJ, Stams AJ. Desulfobacca acetoxidans gen. nov., sp. nov., a novel acetate-degrading sulfate reducer isolated from sulfidogenic granular sludge. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1999; 49:345-350.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Subdivision:

Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 1
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 1
Total number of child taxa: 1

Parent taxon: Syntrophaceae Kuever et al. 2006

Assigned by: Kuever J, Rainey FA, Widdel F. Family II. Syntrophaceae fam. nov. In: Brenner DJ, Krieg NR, Staley JT, Garrity GM (eds), Bergey's Manual of Systematic Bacteriology, 2nd edn, vol. 2 (The Proteobacteria), part C (The Alpha-, Beta-, Delta-, and Epsilonproteobacteria), Springer, New York, 2005, p. 1033.

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