Genus Sphingobacterium

Name: Sphingobacterium Yabuuchi et al. 1983

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: N.L. n. sphingosinum, sphingosine; from Gr. gen. n. sphingos, of sphinx; from suff. -ine; N.L. pref. sphingo-, pertaining to sphingosine; L. neut. n. bacterium, a rod, and in biology a bacterium (so called because the first ones observed were rod-shaped); N.L. neut. n. Sphingobacterium, a sphingosine-containing bacterium

Type species: Sphingobacterium spiritivorum (Holmes et al. 1982) Yabuuchi et al. 1983

Valid publication: Yabuuchi E, Kaneko T, Yano I, Moss CW, Miyoshi N. Sphingobacterium gen. nov., Sphingobacterium spiritivorum comb. nov., Sphingobacterium multivorum comb. nov., Sphingobacterium mizutae sp. nov., and Flavobacterium indologenes sp. nov.: glucose-nonfermenting gram-negative rods in CDC groups IIK-2 and IIb. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol. 1983; 33:580-598.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Subdivision:

Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 55
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 59
Total number of child taxa: 64

Parent taxon: Sphingobacteriaceae Steyn et al. 1998

Assigned by: Steyn PL, Segers P, Vancanneyt M, Sandra P, Kersters K, Joubert JJ. Classification of heparinolytic bacteria into a new genus, Pedobacter, comprising four species: Pedobacter heparinus comb. nov., Pedobacter piscium comb. nov., Pedobacter africanus sp. nov. and Pedobacter saltans sp. nov. proposal of the family Sphingobacteriaceae fam. nov. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1998; 48:165-177.

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