Name:Silicibacter Petursdottir and Kristjansson 1999
Proposed as: gen. nov.
Si.li.ci.bac.ter. L. masc./fem. n.silex (gen. silicis), any hard stone found in fields, here silica; N.L. masc. n.bacter, rod; N.L. masc. n.Silicibacter, a rod isolated from a silica-rich geothermal lake
Petursdottir SK, Kristjansson JK. Silicibacter lacuscaerulensis gen. nov., sp. nov., a mesophilic moderately halophilic bacterium characteristic of the Blue Lagoon geothermal lake in Iceland. Extremophiles 1997; 1:94-99.
Anonymous. Validation list no. 71. Validation of publication of new names and new combinations previously effectively published outside the IJSB. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1999; 49:1325-1326.
validly published under the ICNP
heterotypic synonym, validly published under the ICNP
For the type species of this genus another name is in use, which is affiliated with the genus Ruegeria Uchino et al. 1999.Publication:
Yi H, Lim YW, Chun J. Taxonomic evaluation of the genera Ruegeria and Silicibacter: a proposal to transfer the genus Silicibacter Petursdottir and Kristjansson 1999 to the genus Ruegeria Uchino et al. 1999. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2007; 57:815-819.
Silicibacter is the correct name if this genus is regarded as a separate genus (i.e., if its nomenclatural type is not assigned to another genus whose name is validly published, legitimate and not rejected and has priority).
According to Muramatsu et al. 2007, 16S rRNA gene sequence analysis suggests that the genera Ruegeria and Silicibacter are closely related and should be integrated into one genus (i.e. Ruegeria Uchino et al. 1999 which has priority over Silicibacter Petursdottir and Kristjansson 1999). However, their differential phenotypic properties do not support this unification. Consequently the authors retain the two species of Silicibacter in their paper.Publication:
Muramatsu Y, Uchino Y, Kasai H, Suzuki K, Nakagawa Y. Ruegeria mobilis sp. nov., a member of the Alphaproteobacteria isolated in Japan and Palau. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2007; 57:1304-1309.
Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 0 Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 2 Total number of child taxa: 2