Name: Desulforhopalus Isaksen and Teske 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. masc. n. rhopalus, cudgel; N.L. masc. n. Desulforhopalus, cudgel-formed sulfate reducer

Gender: masculine

Type species: Desulforhopalus vacuolatus Isaksen and Teske 1999

16S rRNA gene: Analyse FASTA

Effective publication: Isaksen MF, Teske A. Desulforhopalus vacuolatus gen. nov., sp. nov., a new moderately psychrophilic sulfate-reducing bacterium with gas vacuoles isolated from a temperate estuary. Arch. Microbiol. 1996; 166:160-168.

IJSEM list: Anonymous. Validation list no. 70. Validation of publication of new names and new combinations previously effectively published outside the IJSB. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1999; 49:935-936.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name


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: 2

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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