Name: Desulfomusa Finster et al. 2001

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: De.sul.fo.mu’sa L. abl. prep. de, from; L. neut. n. sulfur, sulfur; M.L. n. musa, banana; N.L. fem. n. Desulfomusa, banana-shaped bacterium that reduces sulfate

Type species: Desulfomusa hansenii Finster et al. 2001

Valid publication: Finster K, Thomsen TR, Ramsing NB. Desulfomusa hansenii gen. nov., sp. nov., a novel marine propionate-degrading, sulfate-reducing bacterium isolated from Zostera marina roots. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2001; 51:2055-2061.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: synonym

Correct name: Desulfofaba Knoblauch et al. 1999

Subdivision:

Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 0
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 1
Total number of child taxa: 1

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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