Name: Rhodocyclus Pfennig 1978 (Approved Lists 1980)

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: Gr. neut. n. rhodon, the rose; L. masc. n. cyclus, a circle; N.L. masc. n. Rhodocyclus, red circle

Gender: masculine

Type species: Rhodocyclus purpureus Pfennig 1978 (Approved Lists 1980)

16S rRNA gene: Analyse FASTA

Original publication: Pfennig N. Rhodocyclus purpureus gen. nov. and sp. nov., a ring-shaped, vitamin B12-requiring member of the family Rhodospirillaceae. International Journal of Systematic Bacteriology 1978; 28:283-288.

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: 3
Total number of child taxa: 3

Parent taxon: Rhodocyclaceae Garrity et al. 2006

Assigned by: Garrity GM, Bell JA, Lilburn T. Family I. Rhodocyclaceae 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. 887.

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