Name: Nitrosomonas Winogradsky 1892 (Approved Lists 1980)

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: L. adj. nitrosus, full of natron, here intended to mean nitrous; L. fem. n. monas, a unit, monad; N.L. fem. n. Nitrosomonas, nitrite monad, i.e., the monad producing nitrite

Type species: Nitrosomonas europaea Winogradsky 1892 (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

Subdivision:

Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 10
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 10
Total number of child taxa: 10

Parent taxon: Nitrosomonadaceae Garrity et al. 2006

Assigned by: Garrity GM, Bell JA, Lilburn T. Family I. Nitrosomonadaceae fam. nov. In: Brenner DJ, Krieg NR, Staley JT, Garrity GM (eds), Bergey's Manual of Systematic Bacteriology, 2nd edn, vol. 2 (The Proteobacteria), part C (The Alpha-, Beta-, Delta-, and Epsilonproteobacteria), Springer, New York, 2005, p. 864.

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