Name: Ectothiorhodospira Pelsh 1936 (Approved Lists 1980)

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: Gr. prep. ektos, outside; Gr. neut. n. theion, sulfur (Latin transliteration thium); Gr. neut. n. rhodon, the rose; Gr. fem. n. speîra, the spiral; N.L. fem. n. Ectothiorhodospira, spiral rose with sulfur outside

Gender: feminine

Type species: Ectothiorhodospira mobilis Pelsh 1936 (Approved Lists 1980)

16S rRNA gene: Analyse FASTA

Original publication: Pelsh AO. Hydrobiology of Karabugz Bay of the Kaspian Sea. Trudy Solyanoi Laboratorii, Vsesoyuznogo Instituta Metallurgii NISNKT. Izdatelstvo Akademya Nauk SSSR, Moscow, Leningrad 1936; 5:49-126.

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: 7
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 12
Total number of child taxa: 12

Parent taxon: Ectothiorhodospiraceae Imhoff 1984

Assigned by: Imhoff JF. Reassignment of the genus Ectothiorhodospira Pelsh 1936 to a new family, Ectothiorhodospiraceae fam. nov., and emended description of the Chromatiaceae Bavendamm 1924. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol. 1984; 34:338-339.

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