Name: Mesophilobacter Nishimura et al. 1989

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: Gr. masc. adj. mesos, middle; N.L. adj. philus -a -um, friend, loving; from Gr. adj. philos -ê -on, loving; N.L. masc. n. bacter, rod, staff; N.L. masc. n. Mesophilobacter, mesophilic rod

Gender: masculine

Type species: Mesophilobacter marinus Nishimura et al. 1989

Valid publication: Nishimura Y, Kinpara M, Iizuka H. Mesophilobacter marinus gen. nov., sp. nov.: an aerobic coccobacillus isolated from seawater. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol. 1989; 39:378-381.

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: Pseudomonadaceae Winslow et al. 1917 (Approved Lists 1980)

Assigned by: Garrity GM, Bell JA, Lilburn T. Class III. Gammaproteobacteria class. nov. In: Brenner DJ, Krieg NR, Staley JT, Garrity GM (eds), Bergey's Manual of Systematic Bacteriology, 2nd edn, vol. 2 (The Proteobacteria), part B (The Gammaproteobacteria), Springer, New York, 2005, p. 1.

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