Name: Sterolibacterium Tarlera and Denner 2003

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: N.L. neut. n. sterolum, sterol; L. neut. n. bacterium, small rod; N.L. neut. n. Sterolibacterium, sterol-utilizing small rod

Type species: Sterolibacterium denitrificans Tarlera and Denner 2003

Valid publication: Tarlera S, Denner EB. Sterolibacterium denitrificans gen. nov., sp. nov., a novel cholesterol-oxidizing, denitrifying member of the beta-Proteobacteria. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2003; 53:1085-1091.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Subdivision:

Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 1
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 1
Total number of child taxa: 1

Parent taxon: Sterolibacteriaceae Boden et al. 2017

Assigned by: Boden R, Hutt LP, Rae AW. Reclassification of Thiobacillus aquaesulis (Wood & Kelly, 1995) as Annwoodia aquaesulis gen. nov., comb. nov., transfer of Thiobacillus (Beijerinck, 1904) from the Hydrogenophilales to the Nitrosomonadales, proposal of Hydrogenophilalia class. nov. within the 'Proteobacteria', and four new families within the orders Nitrosomonadales and Rhodocyclales. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2017; 67:1191-1205.

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