Name: Rhodoferax Hiraishi et al. 1992

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: Gr. n. rhodon, the rose; L. adj. ferax, fertile; N.L. masc. n. Rhodoferax, red and fertile

Type species: Rhodoferax fermentans Hiraishi et al. 1992

Effective publication: Hiraishi A, Hoshino Y, Satoh T. Rhodoferax fermentans gen. nov., sp. nov., a phototrophic purple nonsulfur bacterium previously referred to as the "Rhodocyclus gelatinosus-like" group. Arch. Microbiol. 1991; 155:330-336.

IJSEM list: Anonymous. Validation list no. 40. Validation of publication of new names and new combinations previously effectively published outside the IJSB. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1992; 42:191-192.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Subdivision:

Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 5
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 6
Total number of child taxa: 7

Parent taxon: Comamonadaceae Willems et al. 1991

Assigned by: Kaden R, Sproer C, Beyer D, Krolla-Sidenstein P. Rhodoferax saidenbachensis sp. nov., a psychrotolerant, very slowly growing bacterium within the family Comamonadaceae, proposal of appropriate taxonomic position of Albidiferax ferrireducens strain T118T in the genus Rhodoferax and emended description of the genus Rhodoferax. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2014; 64:1186-1193.

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