Name: Luminiphilus Spring et al. 2013

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: Lu.mi.ni’phi.lus L. n. lumen -inis, light; N.L. masc. adj. philus, friend, loving; from Gr. masc. adj. philos; N.L. masc. n. Luminiphilus, bacterium loving light, referring to the utilization of light for the promotion of growth

Type species: Luminiphilus syltensis Spring et al. 2013

Effective publication: Spring S, Riedel T, Sproer C, Yan S, Harder J, Fuchs BM. Taxonomy and evolution of bacteriochlorophyll a-containing members of the OM60/NOR5 clade of marine gammaproteobacteria: description of Luminiphilus syltensis gen. nov., sp. nov., reclassification of Haliea rubra as Pseudohaliea rubra gen. nov., comb. nov., and emendation of Chromatocurvus halotolerans. BMC Microbiol 2013; 13:118.

IJSEM list: Oren A, Garrity GM. Validation list no. 154. List of new names and new combinations previously effectively, but not validly, published. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2013; 63:3931-3934.

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: Halieaceae Spring et al. 2015

Assigned by: Spring S, Scheuner C, Goker M, Klenk HP. A taxonomic framework for emerging groups of ecologically important marine gammaproteobacteria based on the reconstruction of evolutionary relationships using genome-scale data. Front Microbiol 2015; 6:281.

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