Name: Propionimicrobium Stackebrandt et al. 2002

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: N.L. neut. n. acidum propionicum, propionic acid; N.L. neut. n. microbium, a microbe; from Gr. adj. mikros, small; from Gr. masc. n. bios, life; N.L. neut. n. Propionimicrobium, propionic acid-producing microbe

Type species: Propionimicrobium lymphophilum (Torrey 1916) Stackebrandt et al. 2002

Valid publication: Stackebrandt E, Schumann P, Schaal KP, Weiss N. Propionimicrobium gen. nov., a new genus to accommodate Propionibacterium lymphophilum (Torrey 1916) Johnson and Cummins 1972, 1057AL as Propionimicrobium lymphophilum comb. nov. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2002; 52:1925-1927.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: synonym

Correct name: Propionibacterium Orla-Jensen 1909 (Approved Lists 1980)

Subdivision:

Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 0
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 1
Total number of child taxa: 1

Parent taxon: Propionibacteriaceae Delwiche 1957 (Approved Lists 1980)

Assigned by: Zhi XY, Li WJ, Stackebrandt E. An update of the structure and 16S rRNA gene sequence-based definition of higher ranks of the class Actinobacteria, with the proposal of two new suborders and four new families and emended descriptions of the existing higher taxa. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2009; 59:589-608.

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