Ne.si’o.to.bac’ter. Gr. masc. adj.nêsiôtikos, of an island, insular; N.L. masc. n.bacter, rod; from Gr. neut. dim. n.baktêrion, rod; N.L. masc. n.Nesiotobacter, rod from an island, in this case Laysan
Donachie SP, Bowman JP, Alam M. Nesiotobacter exalbescens gen. nov., sp. nov., a moderately thermophilic alphaproteobacterium from an Hawaiian hypersaline lake. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2006; 56:563-567.
Euzeby JP. Notification list. Notification that new names and new combinations have appeared in volume 56, part 3 of the IJSEM. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2006; 56:1181-1182.
validly published under the ICNP
Suarez et al. (2014) assigned this genus to the family Rhodobacteraceae Garrity et al. 2006.Publication:
Suarez C, Ratering S, Geissler-Plaum R, Schnell S. Hartmannibacter diazotrophicus gen. nov., sp. nov., a phosphate-solubilizing and nitrogen-fixing alphaproteobacterium isolated from the rhizosphere of a natural salt-meadow plant. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2014; 64:3160-3167.
For the type species of this genus another name is in use, which is affiliated with the genus Pseudovibrio Shieh et al. 2004.Publication:
Hordt A, Lopez MG, Meier-Kolthoff JP, Schleuning M, Weinhold LM, Tindall BJ, Gronow S, Kyrpides NC, Woyke T, Goker M. Analysis of 1,000+ Type-Strain Genomes Substantially Improves Taxonomic Classification of Alphaproteobacteria. Front Microbiol 2020; 11:468.
Nesiotobacter is the correct name if this genus is regarded as a separate genus (i.e., if its nomenclatural type is not assigned to another genus whose name is validly published, legitimate and not rejected and has priority).
The phylogenomic assignment score of this taxon is 0.01992 (N = 26).
The BRCs most frequently used for deposits in this group are: CIP: 1; ATCC: 1; DSM: 1.
Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 0 Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 1 Total number of child taxa: 1