Name: Rhodoglobus Sheridan et al. 2003

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: Gr. n. rhodon, the rose; L. masc. n. globus, ball; N.L. masc. n. Rhodoglobus, red ball

Type species: Rhodoglobus vestalii Sheridan et al. 2003

Valid publication: Sheridan PP, Loveland-Curtze J, Miteva VI, Brenchley JE. Rhodoglobus vestalii gen. nov., sp. nov., a novel psychrophilic organism isolated from an Antarctic Dry Valley lake. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2003; 53:985-994.

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: 2
Total number of child taxa: 2

Parent taxon: Microbacteriaceae Park et al. 1995

Assigned by: Zhi XY, Li WJ, Stackebrandt E. An update of the structure and 16S rRNA gene sequence-based definition of higher ranks of the class Actinobacteria, with the proposal of two new suborders and four new families and emended descriptions of the existing higher taxa. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2009; 59:589-608.

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