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Family Desulfomicrobiaceae

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).


Desulfomicrobiaceae Kuever et al. 2006, fam. nov.
Type genus: ¤ Desulfomicrobium Rozanova et al. 1994.
Etymology: N.L. neut. n. Desulfomicrobium, type genus of the family; suff. -aceae, ending to denote family; N.L. fem. pl. n. Desulfomicrobiaceae, the Desulfomicrobium 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 II. Desulfomicrobiaceae 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. 944.
Validation List no. 107 in IJSEM Online

Desulfomicrobiaceae Kuever et al. 2006 emend. Watanabe et al. 2015.
Reference: WATANABE, M., KOJIMA, H. and FUKUI, M. 2015. Desulfoplanes formicivorans gen. nov., sp. nov., a novel sulfate-reducing bacterium isolated from a blackish meromictic lake, and emended description of the family Desulfomicrobiaceae. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 65, 1902-1907.
Original article.