Name: Sphingopyxis 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; L. fem. n. pyxis -idis, box, case, container; N.L. fem. n. Sphingopyxis, intended to mean box of sphingolipid-containing life

Gender: feminine

Type species: Sphingopyxis macrogoltabida (Takeuchi et al. 1993) Takeuchi et al. 2001

16S rRNA gene: Analyse FASTA

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.

IJSEM list: Anonymous. Notification list. Notification that new names and new combinations have appeared in volume 51, part 4 of the IJSEM. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2001; 51:1621-1623.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Subdivision:

Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 20
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 27
Total number of child taxa: 27

Parent taxon: Sphingomonadaceae Kosako et al. 2000

Assigned by: Yoon JH, Lee CH, Yeo SH, Oh TK. Sphingopyxis baekryungensis sp. nov., an orange-pigmented bacterium isolated from sea water of the Yellow Sea in Korea. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2005; 55:1223-1227.

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