Name: Hephaestia Felföldi et al. 2014

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: Heph.aes’ti.a N.L. fem. n. Hephaestia, belonging to Hephaestus, named after Hephaestus (Hephaistos), the god of fire and metals, the protector of blacksmiths and craftsmen in Greek mythology, refers to the fact that the type strain was isolated from an activated sludge system treating the coke plant effluent of a steelworks

Type species: Hephaestia caeni Felföldi et al. 2014

Valid publication: Felfoldi T, Vengring A, Marialigeti K, Andras J, Schumann P, Toth EM. Hephaestia caeni gen. nov., sp. nov., a novel member of the family Sphingomonadaceae isolated from activated sludge. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2014; 64:738-744.

IJSEM list: Oren A, Garrity GM. Notification list. Notification that new names and new combinations have appeared in volume 64, part 3 of the IJSEM. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2014; 64:1827-1829.

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: 1

Parent taxon: Sphingomonadaceae Kosako et al. 2000

Assigned by: Felfoldi T, Vengring A, Marialigeti K, Andras J, Schumann P, Toth EM. Hephaestia caeni gen. nov., sp. nov., a novel member of the family Sphingomonadaceae isolated from activated sludge. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2014; 64:738-744.

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