Genus Sphingobium

Name: Sphingobium Takeuchi et al. 2001

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; Gr. masc. n. bios, life; N.L. neut. n. Sphingobium, sphingosine-containing life

Type species: Sphingobium yanoikuyae (Yabuuchi et al. 1990) Takeuchi et al. 2001

Valid publication: Takeuchi M, Hamana K, Hiraishi A. Proposal of the genus Sphingomonas sensu stricto and three new genera, Sphingobium, Novosphingobium and Sphingopyxis, on the basis of phylogenetic and chemotaxonomic analyses. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2001; 51:1405-1417.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Subdivision:

Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 44
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 52
Total number of child taxa: 57

Parent taxon: Sphingomonadaceae Kosako et al. 2000

Assigned by: Chen H, Jogler M, Rohde M, Klenk HP, Busse HJ, Tindall BJ, Sproer C, Overmann J. Sphingobium limneticum sp. nov. and Sphingobium boeckii sp. nov., two freshwater planktonic members of the family Sphingomonadaceae, and reclassification of Sphingomonas suberifaciens as Sphingobium suberifaciens comb. nov. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2013; 63:735-743.

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