Name: Desulfosarcina Widdel 1981

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. sarcina, a package, bundle, and also a generic name (Sarcina); N.L. fem. n. Desulfosarcina, sarcina-shaped sulfate reducer

Gender: feminine

Type species: Desulfosarcina variabilis Widdel 1981

16S rRNA gene: Analyse FASTA

Effective publication: Widdel F. Anaerober Abbau von Fettsäuren und Benzoesäure durch neu isolierte Arten Sulfat-reduzierender Bakterien. Dissertation. Georg-August-Universität zu Göttingen, Lindhorst/Schaumburg-Lippe, Göttingen, 1980.

IJSEM list: Anonymous. Validation list no. 7. Validation of publication of new names and new combinations previously effectively published outside the IJSB. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1981; 31:382-383.

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: 5
Total number of child taxa: 6

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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