Name: Rubrivivax Willems et al. 1991

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: L. adj. ruber -bra -brum, red; L. masc. adj. vivax, tenacious of life, long-lived, vivacious; N.L. masc. n. Rubrivivax, the red and long living (bacterium)

Type species: Rubrivivax gelatinosus (Molisch 1907) Willems et al. 1991

Valid publication: Willems A, Gillis M, De Ley J. Transfer of Rhodocyclus gelatinosus to Rubrivivax gelatinosus gen. nov., comb. nov., and phylogenetic relationships with Leptothrix, Sphaerotilus natans, Pseudomonas saccharophila, and Alcaligenes latus. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol. 1991; 41:65-73.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Subdivision:

Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 3
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 3
Total number of child taxa: 3

Parent taxon: Comamonadaceae Willems et al. 1991

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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