Name: Oligotropha Meyer et al. 1994

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: Gr. adj. oligos, little, few; Gr. n. trophos, feeder, rearer, that which nourishes; N.L. fem. n. Oligotropha, utilizer of few substrates

Type species: Oligotropha carboxidovorans (ex Meyer and Schlegel 1978) Meyer et al. 1994

Effective publication: Meyer O, Stackebrandt E, Auling G. Reclassification of ubiquinone Q-10 containing carbooxidotrophic bacteria: transfer of "[Pseudomonas] carboxydovorans" OM5 to Oligotropha, gen. nov., as Oligotropha carboxidovorans, comb. nov., transfer of "[Alcaligenes] carboxydus" DSM 1086 to Carbophilus, gen. nov., as Carbophilus carboxidus, comb. nov., transfer of "[Pseudomonas] compransoris" DSM 1231 to Zavarzinia, gen. nov., as Zavarzinia compransoris, comb. nov., amended description of the new genera. Syst. Appl. Microbiol. 1993; 16:390-395.

IJSEM list: Anonymous. Validation list no. 48. Validation of publication of new names and new combinations previously effectively published outside the IJSB. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1994; 44:182-183.

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: Bradyrhizobiaceae Garrity et al. 2006

Assigned by: Garrity GM, Bell JA, Lilburn T. Family VII. Bradyrhizobiaceae 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. 438.

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