Genus Paracoccus

Name: Paracoccus Davis 1969 (Approved Lists 1980)

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: Gr. pref. para-, alongside of, resembling; M.L. masc. n. coccus, a grain, berry; from Gr. masc. n. kokkos, grain; N.L. masc. n. Paracoccus, like a coccus

Gender: masculine

Type species: Paracoccus denitrificans (Beijerinck and Minkman 1910) Davis 1969 (Approved Lists 1980)

16S rRNA gene: Analyse FASTA

Original publication: Davis DH, Doudoroff M, Stanier RY, Mandel M. Proposal to reject the genus Hydrogenomonas: taxonomic implications. International Journal of Systematic Bacteriology 1969; 19:375-390.

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

Taxonomic status: correct name

Subdivision:

Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 72
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 73
Total number of child taxa: 84

Parent taxon: Rhodobacteraceae Garrity et al. 2006

Assigned by: Garrity GM, Bell JA, Lilburn T. Family I. Rhodobacteraceae 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. 161.

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