Genus Microaerobacter

Name: Microaerobacter Khelifi et al. 2011

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: Mi.cro.a.e.ro.bac’ter Gr. adj. mikros, small, little; Gr. masc. n. aer, aeros, air; N.L. masc. n. bacter, rod; N.L. masc. n. Microaerobacter, able to live in the presence of small quantities of O2

Type species: Microaerobacter geothermalis Khelifi et al. 2011

Effective publication: Khelifi N, Ben Romdhane E, Hedi A, Postec A, Fardeau ML, Hamdi M, Tholozan JL, Ollivier B, Hirschler-Rea A. Characterization of Microaerobacter geothermalis gen. nov., sp. nov., a novel microaerophilic, nitrate- and nitrite-reducing thermophilic bacterium isolated from a terrestrial hot spring in Tunisia. Extremophiles 2010; 14:297-304.

IJSEM list: Euzeby JP. Validation list no. 137. List of new names and new combinations previously effectively, but not validly, published. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2011; 61:1-3.

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: Bacillaceae Fischer 1895 (Approved Lists 1980)

Assigned by: Khelifi N, Ben Romdhane E, Hedi A, Postec A, Fardeau ML, Hamdi M, Tholozan JL, Ollivier B, Hirschler-Rea A. Characterization of Microaerobacter geothermalis gen. nov., sp. nov., a novel microaerophilic, nitrate- and nitrite-reducing thermophilic bacterium isolated from a terrestrial hot spring in Tunisia. Extremophiles 2010; 14:297-304.

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