Name: Desulfobacterium Bak and Widdel 1988

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: L. abl. prep. de, from; L. neut. n. sulfur, sulfur; N.L. pref. desulfo-, desulfuricating (prefix used to characterize a dissimilatory sulfate-reducing procaryote); L. neut. n. bacterium, a rod; N.L. neut. n. Desulfobacterium, a rod-shaped sulfate reducer

Gender: neuter

Type species: Desulfobacterium indolicum Bak and Widdel 1988

16S rRNA gene: Analyse FASTA

Effective publication: Bak F, Widdel F. Anaerobic degradation of indolic compounds by sulfate-reducing enrichment cultures, and description of Desulfobacterium indolicum gen. nov., sp. nov. Arch. Microbiol. 1986; 146:170-176.

IJSEM list: Anonymous. Validation list no. 24. Validation of publication of new names and new combinations previously effectively published outside the IJSB. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1988; 38:136-137.

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: 9
Total number of child taxa: 9

Parent taxon: Desulfobacteraceae Kuever et al. 2006

Assigned by: Kuever J, Rainey FA, Widdel F. Family I. Desulfobacteraceae 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. 959-960.

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