Name: Halobiforma Hezayen et al. 2002

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: Ha.lo.bi.for’ma Gr. masc. n. hals (gen. halos), salt; L. adv. num. bis, twice; L. fem. n. forma, form, shape; N.L. fem. n. Halobiforma, the halophile with two different shapes

Gender: feminine

Type species: Halobiforma haloterrestris Hezayen et al. 2002

16S rRNA gene: Analyse FASTA

Valid publication: Hezayen FF, Tindall BJ, Steinbuchel A, Rehm BH. Characterization of a novel halophilic archaeon, Halobiforma haloterrestris gen. nov., sp. nov., and transfer of Natronobacterium nitratireducens to Halobiforma nitratireducens comb. nov. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2002; 52:2271-2280.

IJSEM list: Anonymous. Notification list. Notification that new names and new combinations have appeared in volume 52, part 6 of the IJSEM. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2003; 53:375-376.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Subdivision:

Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 3
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 3
Total number of child taxa: 3

Parent taxon: Natrialbaceae Gupta et al. 2015

Assigned by: Gupta RS, Naushad S, Baker S. Phylogenomic analyses and molecular signatures for the class Halobacteria and its two major clades: a proposal for division of the class Halobacteria into an emended order Halobacteriales and two new orders, Haloferacales ord. nov. and Natrialbales ord. nov., containing the novel families Haloferacaceae fam. nov. and Natrialbaceae fam. nov. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2015; 65:1050-1069.

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