Name: Geosporobacter Klouche et al. 2007

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: Ge.o.spo.ro.bac’ter Gr. n. ge, the earth; Gr. fem. n. spora, a seed and, in biology, a spore; N.L. masc. n. bacter, a rod; N.L. masc. n. Geosporobacter, a sporulated rod from the earth

Type species: Geosporobacter subterraneus Klouche et al. 2007

Valid publication: Klouche N, Fardeau ML, Lascourreges JF, Cayol JL, Hacene H, Thomas P, Magot M. Geosporobacter subterraneus gen. nov., sp. nov., a spore-forming bacterium isolated from a deep subsurface aquifer. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2007; 57:1757-1761.

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: 2

Parent taxon: Clostridiaceae Pribram 1933 (Approved Lists 1980)

Assigned by: Hong H, Kim SJ, Min UG, Lee YJ, Kim SG, Jung MY, Seo YS, Rhee SK. Geosporobacter ferrireducens sp. nov., an anaerobic iron-reducing bacterium isolated from an oil-contaminated site. Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek 2015; 107:971-977.

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