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Genus Pfennigia

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).

Number of species cited in this file: 1
Number of subspecies cited in this file: 0

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).


 

Pfennigia Tindall 1999, gen. nov.
Type species: ¤ Pfennigia purpurea (Eichler and Pfennig 1989) Tindall 1999.
Etymology: N.L. fem. n. Pfennigia, named after Norbert Pfennig, in recognition of his contribution to the biology and taxonomy of anoxygenic phototrophic bacteria.
Valid publication: TINDALL (B.J.): Taxonomic note: transfer of Amoebobacter purpureus to the genus Pfennigia gen. nov. as Pfennigia purpurea comb. nov., on the basis of the illegitimate proposal to make Amoebobacter purpureus the type species of the genus Amoebobacter. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol, 1999, 49, 1307-1308.
Original article in IJSEM Online

¤ Lamprocystis Schroeter 1886 (Approved Lists 1980) emend. Imhoff 2001.

Note: Imhoff 2001 proposes to transfer ¤ Pfennigia purpurea (Eichler and Pfennig 1989) Tindall 1999 (the type species of the genus Pfennigia) to the genus ¤ Lamprocystis as ¤ Lamprocystis purpurea (Eichler and Pfennig 1989) Imhoff 2001, comb. nov. According to Rule 37a, bacteriologists adhering to this proposal must change the name Pfennigia to ¤ Lamprocystis.
Reference: IMHOFF (J.F.): Transfer of Pfennigia purpurea Tindall 1999 (Amoebobacter purpureus Eichler and Pfennig 1988) to the genus Lamprocystis as Lamprocystis purpurea comb. nov. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2001, 51, 1699-1701.

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Pfennigia purpurea (Eichler and Pfennig 1989) Tindall 1999, comb. nov. (Type species of the genus.)
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) ThSch 12 = Schleinsee = BN 4450 (Imhoff) = ATCC 49210= DSM 4197.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: AJ223235.
Basonym: ¤ Amoebobacter purpureus Eichler and Pfennig 1989.
Etymology: L. fem. adj. purpurea, purple or purple-red.
Valid publication: TINDALL (B.J.): Taxonomic note: transfer of Amoebobacter purpureus to the genus Pfennigia gen. nov. as Pfennigia purpurea comb. nov., on the basis of the illegitimate proposal to make Amoebobacter purpureus the type species of the genus Amoebobacter. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol, 1999, 49, 1307-1308.
Original article in IJSEM Online

Note: See: ¤ Amoebobacter purpureus Eichler and Pfennig 1989.

¤ Lamprocystis purpurea (Eichler and Pfennig 1989) Imhoff 2001, comb. nov.

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