Name: Prosthecomicrobium Staley 1968 (Approved Lists 1980)

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: Gr. fem. n. prosthêkê, appendage; N.L. neut. n. microbium, microbe; N.L. neut. n. Prosthecomicrobium, appendage (-bearing) microbe

Gender: neuter

Type species: Prosthecomicrobium pneumaticum Staley 1968 (Approved Lists 1980)

16S rRNA gene: Analyse FASTA

Original publication: Staley JT. Prosthecomicrobium and Ancalomicrobium: new prosthecate freshwater bacteria. J Bacteriol 1968; 95:1921-1942.

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: 2
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 6
Total number of child taxa: 6

Parent taxon: Hyphomicrobiaceae Babudieri 1950 (Approved Lists 1980)

Assigned by: Garrity GM, Bell JA, Lilburn T. Class I. Alphaproteobacteria class. 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. 1.

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