Name: Hydrogenophaga Willems et al. 1989

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: N.L. neut. n. hydrogenum, hydrogen (that which produces water, so called because it forms water when exposed to oxygen); from Gr. neut. n. hydôr, water; from Gr. v. gennaô, to produce; Gr. v. phagein, to eat, to devour; N.L. fem. n. Hydrogenophaga, eater of hydrogen

Gender: feminine

Type species: Hydrogenophaga flava (Niklewski 1910) Willems et al. 1989

16S rRNA gene: Analyse FASTA

Valid publication: Willems A, Busse J, Goor M, Pot B, Falsen E, Jantzen E, Hoste B, Gillis M, Kersters K, Auling G, et al. Hydrogenophaga, a new genus of hydrogen-oxidizing bacteria that includes Hydrogenophaga flava comb. nov. (formerly Pseudomonas flava), Hydrogenophaga palleronii (formerly Pseudomonas palleronii), Hydrogenophaga pseudoflava (formerly Pseudomonas pseudoflava and "Pseudomonas carboxydoflava") and Hydrogenophaga taeniospiralis (formerly Pseudomonas taeniospiralis). Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol. 1989; 39:319-333.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Subdivision:

Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 15
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 15
Total number of child taxa: 18

Parent taxon: Comamonadaceae Willems et al. 1991

Assigned by: Willems A, De Ley J, Gillis M, Kersters K. Comamonadaceae, a new family encompassing the acidovorans rRNA complex, including Variovorax paradoxus gen. nov., comb. nov., for Alcaligenes paradoxus (Davis) 1969. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol. 1991; 41:445-450.

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