Name: Nitrobacter Winogradsky 1892 (Approved Lists 1980)

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: N.L. neut. n. nitras (gen. nitratis), nitrate; N.L. pref. nitro-, pertaining to nitrate; N.L. masc. n. bacter, a rod; N.L. masc. n. Nitrobacter, nitrate rod

Gender: masculine

Type species: Nitrobacter winogradskyi Winslow et al. 1917 (Approved Lists 1980)

16S rRNA gene: Analyse FASTA

Original publication: Winogradsky S. Contributions à la morphologie des organismes de la nitrification. Arkhiv Biologicheskikh Nauk (St. Petersbourg) 1892; 1:87-137.

IJSEM list: Skerman VBD, McGowan V, Sneath PHA. Approved lists of bacterial names. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1980; 30:225-420.

Nomenclatural status: validly published, conserved name

Taxonomic status: correct name


Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 4
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 4
Total number of child taxa: 4

Parent taxon: Nitrobacteraceae Buchanan 1917 (Approved Lists 1980)

Assigned by: Hördt A, García-López M, Meier-Kolthoff JP, Schleuning M, Weinhold LM, Tindall BJ, Gronow S, Kyrpides NC, Woyke T, Göker M. Analysis of 1,000+ Type-Strain Genomes Substantially Improves Taxonomic Classification of Alphaproteobacteria. Front. Microbiol. 2020; 11:468.

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