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Family Desulfarculaceae

Warning: In the List of Prokaryotic names with Standing in Nomenclature, an arrow () only indicates the sequence of valid publication of names and does not mean that the last name in the sequence must be used (see: Introduction).

Classification (Warning: see also the file "Classification of prokaryotes: Introduction").

For a detailed description of this taxon see Bergey’s Manual of Systematics of Archaea and Bacteria (BMSAB).


Desulfarculaceae Kuever et al. 2006, fam. nov.
Type genus: ¤ Desulfarculus Kuever et al. 2006.
Etymology: N.L. masc. n. Desulfarculus, type genus of the family; suff. -aceae, ending to denote family; N.L. fem. pl. n. Desulfarculaceae, the Desulfarculus family.
Valid publication: Validation List no. 107. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2006, 56, 1-6.
Effective publication: KUEVER (J.), RAINEY (F.A.) and WIDDEL (F.): Family I. Desulfarculaceae fam. nov. In: D.J. BRENNER, N.R. KRIEG, J.T. STALEY and G. M. GARRITY (editors), Bergey's Manual of Systematic Bacteriology, second edition, vol. 2 (The Proteobacteria), part C (The Alpha-, Beta-, Delta-, and Epsilonproteobacteria), Springer, New York, 2005, p. 1003.
Validation List no. 107 in IJSEM Online

Desulfarculaceae Kuever et al. 2006 emend. Davidova et al. 2016.
Reference: DAVIDOVA, I. A., WAWRIK, B., CALLAGHAN, A. V., DUNCAN, K., MARKS, C. R. and SUFLITA, J. M. 2016. Dethiosulfatarculus sandiegensis gen. nov., sp. nov., isolated from a methanogenic paraffin-degrading enrichment culture and emended description of the family Desulfarculaceae. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 66, 1242-1248.
Original article.