Name: Halobacteroides Oren et al. 1984

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: Gr. masc. n. hals (gen. halos), salt; N.L. masc. n. bacter, a staff or rod; Gr. adj. suff. -oides, ressembling, similar; from Gr. suff. eides, ressembling, similar; from Gr. neut. n. eidos, that which is seen, form, shape, figure; N.L. masc. n. Halobacteroides, rod-like salt organism

Gender: masculine

Type species: Halobacteroides halobius Oren et al. 1984

16S rRNA gene: Analyse FASTA

Effective publication: Oren A, Weisburg WG, Kessel M, Woese CR. Halobacteroides halobius gen. nov., sp. nov., a moderately halophilic anaerobic bacterium from the bottom sediments of the Dead Sea. Syst. Appl. Microbiol. 1984; 5:58-69.

IJSEM list: Anonymous. Validation list no. 15. Validation of publication of new names and new combinations previously effectively published outside the IJSB. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1984; 34:355-357.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Subdivision:

Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 2
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 4
Total number of child taxa: 4

Parent taxon: Halobacteroidaceae Zhilina and Rainey 1995

Assigned by: Rainey FA, Zhilina TN, Boulygina ES, Stackebrandt E, Tourova TP, Zavarzin GA. The taxonomic status of the fermentative halophilic anaerobic bacteria: description of Haloanaerobiales ord. nov., Halobacteroidaceae fam. nov., Orenia gen. nov. and further taxonomic rearrangements at the genus and species level. Anaerobe 1995; 1:185-199.

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