Genera named after other genera

General remarks

Compound genus names obtain their gender from the gender of their last component [Rule 65 (2)]. Many genus name were formed by adding a prefix to the name of an already proposed other genus name. The prefix may point to the similarity to or the difference from the other genus. A list of genus names formed in that manner is provided below. Names formed from other genus names by modifying their ending are not listed here. See also the LPSN introductory page on forming names.

Acetobacter

Gender: masculine

Examples: Peptacetobacter

Acidobacterium

Gender: neuter

Examples: Chloracidobacterium

Acidovorax

Gender: masculine

Examples: Pseudacidovorax

Actinosynnema

Gender: neuter

Examples: Alloactinosynnema

Actinotalea

Gender: feminine

Examples: Pseudactinotalea

Aeromonas

Gender: feminine

Examples: Pseudaeromonas

Aestuariivita

Gender: feminine

Examples: Pseudaestuariivita

Agarivorans

Gender: masculine

Examples: Aliagarivorans

Ahrensia

Gender: feminine

Examples: Pseudahrensia

Alcaligenes

Gender: masculine

Examples: PaenalcaligenesParalcaligenes

Alkalibacillus

Gender: masculine

Examples: Paralkalibacillus

Alteromonas

Gender: feminine

Examples: Pseudoalteromonas

Aminobacter

Gender: masculine

Examples: Pseudaminobacter

Amycolata

Gender: feminine

Examples: Pseudoamycolata

Arcicella

Gender: feminine

Examples: Pseudarcicella

Arcobacter

Gender: masculine

Examples: Aliarcobacter

Arcticibacter

Gender: masculine

Examples: Pararcticibacter

Arthrobacter

Gender: masculine

Examples: FalsarthrobacterPaenarthrobacterPseudarthrobacter

Asaia

Gender: feminine

Examples: Neoasaia

Aurantiacibacter

Gender: masculine

Examples: AlteraurantiacibacterParaurantiacibacter

Bacillus

Gender: masculine

Examples: AliibacillusAlkalihalobacillusAlteribacillusAquibacillusCaenibacillusCerasibacillusCytobacillusDesertibacillusDomibacillus"Edaphobacillus"Falsibacillus"Maribacillus"MesobacillusMetabacillusNeobacillusNovibacillusPaenibacillusPeribacillus"Pseudobacillus"Pueribacillus"Quasibacillus"RummeliibacillusSolibacillusSwionibacillusUreibacillusVirgibacillus

Bacteriovorax

Gender: masculine

Examples: Pseudobacteriovorax

Bacteroides

Gender: masculine

Examples: MacellibacteroidesParabacteroidesPseudobacteroides

Bartonella

Gender: feminine

Examples: Haemobartonella

Beggiatoa

Gender: feminine

Examples: "Candidatus Maribeggiatoa"

Bizionia

Gender: feminine

Examples: Pseudobizionia

Blastomonas

Gender: feminine

Examples: Parablastomonas

Bowmanella

Gender: feminine

Examples: Pseudobowmanella

Branchiibius

Gender: masculine

Examples: Allobranchiibius

Burkholderia

Gender: feminine

Examples: Paraburkholderia

Butyrivibrio

Gender: masculine

Examples: Pseudobutyrivibrio

Caedibacter

Gender: masculine

Examples: Pseudocaedibacter

Calothrix

Gender: feminine

Examples: Dulcicalothrix

Candidimonas

Gender: feminine

Examples: Paracandidimonas

Catelliglobosispora

Gender: feminine

Examples: Allocatelliglobosispora

Chelatococcus

Gender: masculine

Examples: Pseudochelatococcus

Chlamydia

Gender: feminine

Examples: "Candidatus Actinochlamydia"Parachlamydia"Candidatus Similichlamydia"

Chromatium

Gender: neuter

Examples: Allochromatium"Aquichromatium"HalochromatiumIsochromatiumMarichromatiumPhaeochromatiumThermochromatium

Citrobacter

Gender: masculine

Examples: Pseudocitrobacter

Clavibacter

Gender: masculine

Examples: Pseudoclavibacter

Clostridium

Gender: neuter

Examples: HungateiclostridiumHydrogeniiclostridiumPaeniclostridiumParaclostridiumPeptoclostridium"Peptoclostridium"Petroclostridium"Pseudoclostridium"Ruminiclostridium"Ruminiclostridium"Thermoclostridium

Cnuella

Gender: feminine

Examples: Paracnuella

Colwellia

Gender: feminine

Examples: "Cognaticolwellia""Pseudocolwellia"

Conexibacter

Gender: masculine

Examples: Paraconexibacter

Craurococcus

Gender: masculine

Examples: Paracraurococcus

Croceibacterium

Gender: neuter

Examples: Altericroceibacterium

Cytophaga

Gender: feminine

Examples: CapnocytophagaRhodocytophagaSporocytophaga

Dermatophilus

Gender: masculine

Examples: Geodermatophilus

Desulfovibrio

Gender: masculine

Examples: Halodesulfovibrio"Paradesulfovibrio"Pseudodesulfovibrio

Devosia

Gender: feminine

Examples: Paradevosia

Donghicola

Gender: masculine

Examples: ParadonghicolaPseudodonghicola

Dongia

Gender: feminine

Examples: Aliidongia

Duganella

Gender: feminine

Examples: Pseudoduganella

Eggerthella

Gender: feminine

Examples: Paraeggerthella

Emcibacter

Gender: masculine

Examples: Paremcibacter

Endozoicomonas

Gender: feminine

Examples: Parendozoicomonas

Enhygromyxa

Gender: feminine

Examples: Pseudenhygromyxa

Enterobacter

Gender: masculine

Examples: "Pseudenterobacter"

Erythrobacter

Gender: masculine

Examples: AltererythrobacterParerythrobacterPelagerythrobacter

Escherichia

Gender: feminine

Examples: Pseudescherichia

Ferrimonas

Gender: feminine

Examples: Paraferrimonas

Filimonas

Gender: feminine

Examples: Parafilimonas

Flavitalea

Gender: feminine

Examples: ParaflavitaleaPseudoflavitalea

Flavonifractor

Gender: masculine

Examples: Pseudoflavonifractor

Fodinibius

Gender: masculine

Examples: Aliifodinibius

Francisella

Gender: feminine

Examples: AllofrancisellaPseudofrancisella

Frigoribacterium

Gender: neuter

Examples: Parafrigoribacterium

Fulvibacter

Gender: masculine

Examples: Pseudofulvibacter

Fulvimonas

Gender: feminine

Examples: Pseudofulvimonas

Gemmobacter

Gender: masculine

Examples: "Falsigemmobacter"Pseudogemmobacter

Geobacillus

Gender: masculine

Examples: Parageobacillus"Parageobacillus"

Glaciecola

Gender: feminine

Examples: AliiglaciecolaParaglaciecola

Glutamicibacter

Gender: masculine

Examples: PaeniglutamicibacterPseudoglutamicibacter

Glycomyces

Gender: masculine

Examples: HaloglycomycesParaglycomyces

Gracilibacillus

Gender: masculine

Examples: Pseudogracilibacillus

Gulbenkiania

Gender: feminine

Examples: Pseudogulbenkiania

Hahella

Gender: feminine

Examples: Allohahella

Haliea

Gender: feminine

Examples: ParahalieaPseudohaliea

Halioglobus

Gender: masculine

Examples: Pseudohalioglobus

Halocynthiibacter

Gender: masculine

Examples: Pseudohalocynthiibacter

Halomonas

Gender: feminine

Examples: "Phytohalomonas"

Halothece

Gender: feminine

Examples: "Euhalothece"

Helicobacter

Gender: masculine

Examples: "Pseudohelicobacter"

Herbaspirillum

Gender: neuter

Examples: NoviherbaspirillumParaherbaspirillum

Hoeflea

Gender: feminine

Examples: "Aliihoeflea"Pseudohoeflea

Holospora

Gender: feminine

Examples: "Candidatus Paraholospora"

Hongiella

Gender: feminine

Examples: "Nonhongiella"Pseudohongiella

Humibacter

Gender: masculine

Examples: Allohumibacter

Hymenobacter

Gender: masculine

Examples: "Parahymenobacter"

Idiomarina

Gender: feminine

Examples: AliidiomarinaPseudidiomarina

Ilyobacter

Gender: masculine

Examples: Psychrilyobacter

Kangiella

Gender: feminine

Examples: Aliikangiella

Kineococcus

Gender: masculine

Examples: Pseudokineococcus

Kosakonia

Gender: feminine

Examples: Metakosakonia

Kutzneria

Gender: feminine

Examples: Allokutzneria

Labrys

Gender: masculine

Examples: Pseudolabrys

Lactobacillus

Gender: masculine

Examples: Paralactobacillus

Leptolyngbya

Gender: feminine

Examples: HaloleptolyngbyaSalileptolyngbyaSodaleptolyngbyaThermoleptolyngbya

Leptotrichia

Gender: feminine

Examples: Pseudoleptotrichia

Lyngbya

Gender: feminine

Examples: Neolyngbya

Lysinibacillus

Gender: masculine

Examples: Metalysinibacillus

Lysinimonas

Gender: feminine

Examples: Pseudolysinimonas

Lysobacter

Gender: masculine

Examples: Pseudolysobacter

Maledivibacter

Gender: masculine

Examples: Paramaledivibacter

Maribius

Gender: masculine

Examples: PaenimaribiusPseudomaribius

Maricurvus

Gender: masculine

Examples: Pseudomaricurvus

Mesonia

Gender: feminine

Examples: Paramesonia

Methylobacillus

Gender: masculine

Examples: Pseudomethylobacillus

Micrococcus

Gender: masculine

Examples: Neomicrococcus

Micromonospora

Gender: feminine

Examples: Promicromonospora

Moritella

Gender: feminine

Examples: Paramoritella

Muribaculum

Gender: neuter

Examples: Paramuribaculum

Mycoplasma

Gender: neuter

Examples: MesomycoplasmaMetamycoplasma

Nocardia

Gender: feminine

Examples: Pseudonocardia

Nocardiopsis

Gender: feminine

Examples: AllonocardiopsisMurinocardiopsis

Nostoc

Gender: neuter

Examples: AliinostocLeuconostoc

Oceanicella

Gender: feminine

Examples: Paroceanicella corrig.

Oceanicola

Gender: masculine

Examples: Pseudooceanicola

Ochrobactrum

Gender: neuter

Examples: FalsochrobactrumPaenochrobactrumPseudochrobactrumSegnochrobactrum

Octadecabacter

Gender: masculine

Examples: Pseudooctadecabacter

Oerskovia

Gender: feminine

Examples: Paraoerskovia

Olsenella

Gender: feminine

Examples: Parolsenella

Pararhizobium

Gender: neuter

Examples: "Neopararhizobium"

Pedobacter

Gender: masculine

Examples: ParapedobacterPseudopedobacter

Pelagicola

Gender: masculine

Examples: Pseudopelagicola

Perlucidibaca

Gender: feminine

Examples: Paraperlucidibaca

Phaeobacter

Gender: masculine

Examples: ParaphaeobacterPseudophaeobacter

Photobacterium

Gender: neuter

Examples: Paraphotobacterium

Pirellula

Gender: feminine

Examples: Blastopirellula"Bythopirellula"Lacipirellula"Lignipirellula""Novipirellula"RhodopirellulaRubripirellula

Planococcus

Gender: masculine

Examples: Metaplanococcus

Pontivivens

Gender: common

Examples: "Pseudopontivivens"

Pontixanthobacter

Gender: masculine

Examples: AlteripontixanthobacterParapontixanthobacter

Porphyromonas

Gender: feminine

Examples: Falsiporphyromonas

Prevotella

Gender: feminine

Examples: AlloprevotellaParaprevotella

Primorskyibacter

Gender: masculine

Examples: Pseudoprimorskyibacter

Propionibacterium

Gender: neuter

Examples: Pseudopropionibacterium

Proteus

Gender: masculine

Examples: MotiliproteusThermoproteus

Pseudarcicella

Gender: feminine

Examples: Allopseudarcicella

Pseudoflavitalea

Gender: feminine

Examples: Parapseudoflavitalea

Pseudomonas

Gender: feminine

Examples: RhodopseudomonasThiopseudomonas

Puniceibacterium

Gender: neuter

Examples: Pseudopuniceibacterium

Pusillimonas

Gender: feminine

Examples: Parapusillimonas

Qipengyuania

Gender: feminine

Examples: Alteriqipengyuania

Rheinheimera

Gender: feminine

Examples: "Pararheinheimera"

Rhizobium

Gender: neuter

Examples: AllorhizobiumAzorhizobiumBradyrhizobiumGeorhizobiumMesorhizobiumNeorhizobiumPararhizobiumPseudorhizobiumSinorhizobium

Rhizocola

Gender: masculine

Examples: Allorhizocola

Rhodobacter

Gender: masculine

Examples: AlbirhodobacterFalsirhodobacterPaenirhodobacterPararhodobacter"Plastorhodobacter"PseudorhodobacterSolirhodobacter

Rhodoferax

Gender: masculine

Examples: Pseudorhodoferax

Rhodoplanes

Gender: masculine

Examples: Pseudorhodoplanes

Rhodospirillum

Gender: neuter

Examples: Pararhodospirillum

Rickettsia

Gender: feminine

Examples: DiplorickettsiaNeorickettsiaPiscirickettsia

Rivibacter

Gender: masculine

Examples: Pseudorivibacter

Robbsia

Gender: feminine

Examples: Pararobbsia

Roseicyclus

Gender: masculine

Examples: Pseudoroseicyclus

Roseobacter

Gender: masculine

Examples: Dinoroseobacter

Roseovarius

Gender: masculine

Examples: AliiroseovariusPseudoroseovarius

Rubrobacter

Gender: masculine

Examples: Solirubrobacter

Ruegeria

Gender: feminine

Examples: Pseudoruegeria

Ruminococcus

Gender: masculine

Examples: "Pseudoruminococcus"

Saccharibacter

Gender: masculine

Examples: "Parasaccharibacter"

Salinactinospora

Gender: feminine

Examples: Allosalinactinospora

Sarcina

Gender: feminine

Examples: DesulfosarcinaSporosarcina

Scardovia

Gender: feminine

Examples: AeriscardoviaAlloscardoviaBombiscardoviaGalliscardoviaMetascardoviaNeoscardoviaParascardoviaPseudoscardovia

Scytonema

Gender: neuter

Examples: Heteroscytonema

Sedimentitalea

Gender: feminine

Examples: "Aliisedimentitalea"Parasedimentitalea

Sediminibacterium

Gender: neuter

Examples: Parasediminibacterium

Segetibacter

Gender: masculine

Examples: Parasegetibacter

Seohaeicola

Gender: masculine

Examples: Pseudoseohaeicola

Shewanella

Gender: feminine

Examples: AlishewanellaParashewanella

Shimia

Gender: feminine

Examples: AliishimiaCognatishimia

Solibacillus

Gender: masculine

Examples: Metasolibacillus

Sphaerochaeta

Gender: feminine

Examples: Parasphaerochaeta

Sphingobacterium

Gender: neuter

Examples: Pseudosphingobacterium

Sphingobium

Gender: neuter

Examples: Aestuariisphingobium

Sphingopyxis

Gender: feminine

Examples: NovosphingopyxisParasphingopyxis

Sphingorhabdus

Gender: feminine

Examples: Parasphingorhabdus

Sphingosinicella

Gender: feminine

Examples: Allosphingosinicella

Spirillum

Gender: neuter

Examples: ChitinispirillumOleiliquidispirillumPhaeospirillumPseudospirillumRhodospirillumRoseospirillumTelmatospirillumThiospirillum

Spirochaeta

Gender: feminine

Examples: AlkalispirochaetaMarispirochaetaOceanispirochaetaSediminispirochaeta

Sporobacterium

Gender: neuter

Examples: Parasporobacterium

Sporosarcina

Gender: feminine

Examples: Paenisporosarcina

Streptobacillus

Gender: masculine

Examples: Pseudostreptobacillus

Streptococcus

Gender: masculine

Examples: Peptostreptococcus

Streptomyces

Gender: masculine

Examples: Allostreptomyces

Sutterella

Gender: feminine

Examples: MesosutterellaParasutterella

Tenacibaculum

Gender: neuter

Examples: Pseudotenacibaculum

Teredinibacter

Gender: masculine

Examples: Pseudoteredinibacter

Thermotoga

Gender: feminine

Examples: Pseudothermotoga

Thermus

Gender: masculine

Examples: Calidithermus

Thioclava

Gender: feminine

Examples: Pseudothioclava

Vibrio

Gender: masculine

Examples: AcetivibrioAliivibrioAnaerovibrioBdellovibrioButyrivibrioCellvibrioDenitrovibrioDesulfohalovibrio"Desulfolutivibrio"DesulfonatronovibrioDesulfovibrioDethiosulfovibrioEndothiovibrioEnterovibrioFerrovibrioFormivibrioHalovibrioHydrogenovibrioMicavibrioPropionivibrioPseudovibrioRhodovibrioSeleniivibrioSuccinivibrioThermodesulfovibrioThioalkalivibrio corrig.ThiorhodovibrioVampirovibrioVarunaivibrio

Westiellopsis

Gender: feminine

Examples: Neowestiellopsis

Xanthobacter

Gender: masculine

Examples: Pseudoxanthobacter

Xanthomonas

Gender: feminine

Examples: Pseudoxanthomonas

Yoonia

Gender: feminine

Examples: Cognatiyoonia

Zobellia

Gender: feminine

Examples: Pseudozobellia