Species Sphingomonas astaxanthinifaciens

Name: Sphingomonas astaxanthinifaciens Asker et al. 2008

Category: Species

Proposed as: sp. nov.

Etymology: as.ta.xan.thi.ni.fa’ci.ens N.L. neut. n. astaxanthinum, astaxanthin; L. pres. part. faciens, making/producing; N.L. part. adj. astaxanthinifaciens, astaxanthin-producing

Gender: feminine

Type strains: CCUG 53608; DSM 22298; NBRC 102146; TDMA-17

16S rRNA gene: AB277583 Analyse FASTA

Effective publication: Asker D, Beppu T, Ueda K. Sphingomonas astaxanthinifaciens sp. nov., a novel astaxanthin-producing bacterium of the family Sphingomonadaceae isolated from Misasa, Tottori, Japan. FEMS Microbiol Lett 2007; 273:140-148.

IJSEM list: Euzeby JP. Validation list no. 122. List of new names and new combinations previously effectively, but not validly, published. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2008; 58:1511-1512.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Risk group: 1

Parent taxon: Sphingomonas Yabuuchi et al. 1990

Assigned by: Asker D, Beppu T, Ueda K. Sphingomonas astaxanthinifaciens sp. nov., a novel astaxanthin-producing bacterium of the family Sphingomonadaceae isolated from Misasa, Tottori, Japan. FEMS Microbiol Lett 2007; 273:140-148.

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