Name: Devosia Nakagawa et al. 1996

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: N.L. fem. n. Devosia, honoring Paul De Vos, a Belgian microbiologist, for his basic contribution to the taxonomy of pseudomonads

Type species: Devosia riboflavina (ex Foster 1944) Nakagawa et al. 1996

Valid publication: Nakagawa Y, Sakane T, Yokota A. Transfer of "Pseudomonas riboflavina" (Foster 1944), a gram-negative, motile rod with long-chain 3-hydroxy fatty acids, to Devosia riboflavina gen. nov., sp. nov., nom. rev. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1996; 46:16-22.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Subdivision:

Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 25
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 25
Total number of child taxa: 29

Parent taxon: Hyphomicrobiaceae Babudieri 1950 (Approved Lists 1980)

Assigned by: Rivas R, Willems A, Subba-Rao NS, Mateos PF, Dazzo FB, Kroppenstedt RM, Martinez-Molina E, Gillis M, Velazquez E. Description of Devosia neptuniae sp. nov. that nodulates and fixes nitrogen in symbiosis with Neptunia natans, an aquatic legume from India. Syst Appl Microbiol 2003; 26:47-53.

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