Name: Heliobacterium Gest and Favinger 1985

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology:’ Gr. masc. n. hêlios, sun; Gr. neut. dim. n. baktêrion, a small rod; N.L. neut. n. Heliobacterium, sun bacterium

Gender: neuter (stem: Heliobacteri-)

Type species: Heliobacterium chlorum Gest and Favinger 1985

16S rRNA gene: Analyse FASTA

Effective publication: Gest H, Favinger JL. Heliobacterium chlorum, an anoxygenic brownish-green photosynthetic bacterium containing a “New” form of bacteriochlorophyll. Arch. Microbiol. 1983; 136:11-16.

IJSEM list: Anonymous. Validation list no. 17. Validation of publication of new names and new combinations previously effectively published outside the IJSB. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1985; 35:223-225.

Nomenclatural status: validly published under the ICNP

Taxonomic status: correct name


Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 2
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 5
Total number of child taxa: 6

Parent taxon: Heliobacteriaceae Madigan and Asao 2010

Assigned by: Madigan MT, Euzeby JP, Asao M. Proposal of Heliobacteriaceae fam. nov. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2010; 60:1709-1710.

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Record number: 517053
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