Genus Leisingera

Name: Leisingera Schaefer et al. 2002

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: Lei.sin’ge.ra N.L. fem. n. Leisingera, in honour of Thomas Leisinger, on the occasion of his retirement and for his contributions to our understanding of the biochemistry of bacterial methyl halide metabolism

Gender: feminine

Type species: Leisingera methylohalidivorans Schaefer et al. 2002

16S rRNA gene: Analyse FASTA

Valid publication: Schaefer JK, Goodwin KD, McDonald IR, Murrell JC, Oremland RS. Leisingera methylohalidivorans gen. nov., sp. nov., a marine methylotroph that grows on methyl bromide. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2002; 52:851-859.

IJSEM list: Anonymous. Notification list. Notification that new names and new combinations have appeared in volume 52, part 3 of the IJSEM. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2002; 52:1077-1079.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Subdivision:

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

Parent taxon: Rhodobacteraceae Garrity et al. 2006

Assigned by: Breider S, Scheuner C, Schumann P, Fiebig A, Petersen J, Pradella S, Klenk HP, Brinkhoff T, Goker M. Genome-scale data suggest reclassifications in the Leisingera-Phaeobacter cluster including proposals for Sedimentitalea gen. nov. and Pseudophaeobacter gen. nov. Front Microbiol 2014; 5:416.

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