Name: Prosthecochloris Gorlenko 1970 (Approved Lists 1980)

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: Gr. fem. n. prosthêkê, appendage; Gr. masc. adj. chlôros, greenish-yellow, pale green; N.L. fem. n. Prosthecochloris, green (organism) with appendages

Gender: feminine

Type species: Prosthecochloris aestuarii Gorlenko 1970 (Approved Lists 1980)

16S rRNA gene: Analyse FASTA

Effective publication: Gorlenko VM. A new phototrophic green sulphur bacterium. Prosthecochloris aestuarii nov. gen. nov. spec. Z Allg Mikrobiol 1970; 10:147-149.

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 under the ICNP

Taxonomic status: correct name

Subdivision:

Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 3
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 3
Total number of child taxa: 9

Parent taxon: Chlorobiaceae Copeland 1956 (Approved Lists 1980)

Assigned by: Imhoff JF. Phylogenetic taxonomy of the family Chlorobiaceae on the basis of 16S rRNA and fmo (Fenna-Matthews-Olson protein) gene sequences. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2003; 53:941-951.

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Record number: 516400