Genus Sphingomonas

Name: Sphingomonas Yabuuchi et al. 1990

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. fem. n. monas, unit, monad; N.L. fem. n. Sphingomonas, a sphingosine-containing monad

Gender: feminine

Type species: Sphingomonas paucimobilis (Holmes et al. 1977) Yabuuchi et al. 1990

16S rRNA gene: Analyse FASTA

Effective publication: Yabuuchi E, Yano I, Oyaizu H, Hashimoto Y, Ezaki T, Yamamoto H. Proposals of Sphingomonas paucimobilis gen. nov. and comb. nov., Sphingomonas parapaucimobilis sp. nov., Sphingomonas yanoikuyae sp. nov., Sphingomonas adhaesiva sp. nov., Sphingomonas capsulata comb. nov., and two genospecies of the genus Sphingomonas. Microbiol Immunol 1990; 34:99-119.

IJSEM list: Anonymous. Validation list no. 34. Validation of publication of new names and new combinations previously effectively published outside the IJSB. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1990; 40:320-321.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Subdivision:

Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 134
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 154
Total number of child taxa: 167

Parent taxon: Sphingomonadaceae Kosako et al. 2000

Assigned by: Kosako Y, Yabuuchi E, Naka T, Fujiwara N, Kobayashi K. Proposal of Spingomonadaceae fam. nov., consisting of Sphingomonas Yabuuchi et al. 1990, Erythrobacter Shiba and Shimidu 1982, Erythromicrobium Yurkov et al. 1994, Porphyrobacter Fuerst et al. 1993, Zymomonas Kluyver and van Niel 1936, and Sandaracinobacter Yurkov et al. 1997, with the type genus Sphingomonas Yabuuchi et al. 1990. Microbiol Immunol 2000; 44:563-575.

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