Name: Sphaerotilus Kützing 1833 (Approved Lists 1980)

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: Gr. fem. n. sphaîra, a sphere (Latin transliteration sphaera); Gr. masc. n. tilos, anything plucked, intended to mean flock (in Greek, the noun tila means "flocks or motes floating in the air"); N.L. masc. n. Sphaerotilus, spherical flock

Gender: masculine

Type species: Sphaerotilus natans Kützing 1833 (Approved Lists 1980)

16S rRNA gene: Analyse FASTA

Original publication: Kützing FT. Beitrag zur Kenntnis über die Entstehung und Metamorphose der niedern vegetabilischen Organismen, nebst einer systematischen Zusammenstellung der hierher gehörigen niedern Algenformen. Linnaea 1833; 8:335-387.

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: 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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