Name: Porphyrobacter Fuerst et al. 1993

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: N.L. n. porphyrinum, porphyrine; Gr. adj. porphureos, purple; N.L. pref. porphyro-, pertaining to porphyrine; N.L. masc. n. bacter, a rod; N.L. masc. n. Porphyrobacter, porphyrin-producing rod

Gender: masculine

Type species: Porphyrobacter neustonensis Fuerst et al. 1993

16S rRNA gene: Analyse FASTA

Valid publication: Fuerst JA, Hawkins JA, Holmes A, Sly LI, Moore CJ, Stackebrandt E. Porphyrobacter neustonensis gen. nov., sp. nov., an aerobic bacteriochlorophyll-synthesizing budding bacterium from fresh water. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1993; 43:125-134.

IJSEM list: Anonymous. Notification list. Notification that new names and new combinations have appeared in volume 43, part 1 of the IJSB. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1993; 43:399.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Subdivision:

Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 8
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 9
Total number of child taxa: 10

Parent taxon: Erythrobacteraceae Lee et al. 2005

Assigned by: Lee KB, Liu CT, Anzai Y, Kim H, Aono T, Oyaizu H. The hierarchical system of the 'Alphaproteobacteria': description of Hyphomonadaceae fam. nov., Xanthobacteraceae fam. nov. and Erythrobacteraceae fam. nov. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2005; 55:1907-1919.

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