Genus Rhodobacter

Name: Rhodobacter Imhoff et al. 1984

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: Gr. n. rhodon, a rose; N.L. masc. n. bacter, rod; N.L. masc. n. Rhodobacter, red-colored rod

Type species: Rhodobacter capsulatus (Molisch 1907) Imhoff et al. 1984

Valid publication: Imhoff JF, Trüper HG, Pfennig N. Rearrangement of the species and genera of the phototrophic "purple nonsulfur bacteria". Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol. 1984; 34:340-343.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Subdivision:

Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 19
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 24
Total number of child taxa: 25

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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