Name: Desulfovirgula Kaksonen et al. 2007

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: De.sul.fo.vir’gu.la L. abl. prep. de, from; L. neut. n. sulfur, sulfur; L. fem. n. virgula, twig or rod; N.L. fem. n. Desulfovirgula, a rod that reduces sulfur compounds

Type species: Desulfovirgula thermocuniculi Kaksonen et al. 2007

Valid publication: Kaksonen AH, Spring S, Schumann P, Kroppenstedt RM, Puhakka JA. Desulfovirgula thermocuniculi gen. nov., sp. nov., a thermophilic sulfate-reducer isolated from a geothermal underground mine in Japan. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2007; 57:98-102.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Subdivision:

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

Parent taxon: Thermoanaerobacteraceae Wiegel 2010

Assigned by: Perevalova AA, Kublanov IV, Baslerov RV, Zhang G, Bonch-Osmolovskaya EA. Brockia lithotrophica gen. nov., sp. nov., an anaerobic thermophilic bacterium from a terrestrial hot spring. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2013; 63:479-483.

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