Name: Geobacter Lovley et al. 1995

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: Ge.o.bac.ter. Gr. fem. n. , the earth; N.L. masc. n. bacter, a small rod; N.L. masc. n. Geobacter, a rod from the earth

Gender: masculine (stem: Geobacter-)

Type species: Geobacter metallireducens Lovley et al. 1995

16S rRNA gene: Analyse FASTA

Effective publication: Lovley DR, Giovannoni SJ, White DC, Champine JE, Phillips EJ, Gorby YA, Goodwin S. Geobacter metallireducens gen. nov. sp. nov., a microorganism capable of coupling the complete oxidation of organic compounds to the reduction of iron and other metals. Arch Microbiol 1993; 159:336-344.

IJSEM list: Anonymous. Validation list no. 54. Validation of publication of new names and new combinations previously effectively published outside the IJSB. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1995; 45:619-620.

Nomenclatural status: validly published under the ICNP

Taxonomic status: correct name


Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 10
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 20
Total number of child taxa: 24

Parent taxon: Geobacteraceae Holmes et al. 2004

Assigned by: Holmes DE, Nevin KP, Lovley DR. Comparison of 16S rRNA, nifD, recA, gyrB, rpoB and fusA genes within the family Geobacteraceae fam. nov. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2004; 54:1591-1599.

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