Genus Desulfovibrio

Name: Desulfovibrio Kluyver and van Niel 1936 (Approved Lists 1980)

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: L. abl. prep. de, from; L. neut. n. sulfur, sulfur; L. v. vibro, to set in tremulous motion, move to and fro, vibrate; N.L. masc. n. vibrio, that which vibrates, and also a bacterial genus name of bacteria possessing a curved rod shape (Vibrio); N.L. masc. n. Desulfovibrio, a vibrio that reduces sulfur compounds

Gender: masculine

Type species: Desulfovibrio desulfuricans (Beijerinck 1895) Kluyver and van Niel 1936 (Approved Lists 1980)

16S rRNA gene: Analyse FASTA

Original publication: Kluyver AJ, Van Niel CB. Prospects for a natural system of classification of bacteria. Zentralblatt für Bakteriologie, Parasitenkunde, Infektionskrankheiten und Hygiene, Abteilung II 1936; 94:369-403.

IJSEM list: Skerman VBD, McGowan V, Sneath PHA. Approved lists of bacterial names. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1980; 30:225-420.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Subdivision:

Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 56
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 69
Total number of child taxa: 77

Parent taxon: Desulfovibrionaceae Kuever et al. 2006

Assigned by: Kuever J, Rainey FA, Widdel F. Family I. Desulfovibrionaceae 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. 926.

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