Name: Desulfocapsa Janssen et al. 1997

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. capsa, box; N.L. fem. n. Desulfocapsa, a sulfate-reducing box

Type species: Desulfocapsa thiozymogenes Janssen et al. 1997

Effective publication: Janssen PH, Schuhmann A, Bak F, Liesack W. Disproportionation of inorganic sulfur compounds by the sulfate-reducing bacterium Desulfocapsa thiozymogenes gen. nov., sp. nov. Arch. Microbiol. 1996; 166:184-192.

IJSEM list: Anonymous. Validation list no. 61. Validation of publication of new names and new combinations previously effectively published outside the IJSB. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1997; 47:601-602.

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: 3

Parent taxon: Desulfobulbaceae Kuever et al. 2006

Assigned by: Kuever J, Rainey FA, Widdel F. Family II. Desulfobulbaceae 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. 988.

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