Family RhizobiaceaWarning: 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).
For a detailed description of this taxon see Bergey’s Manual of Systematics of Archaea and Bacteria (BMSAB).
Rhizobiaceae Conn 1938, familia.
Type genus: ¤ Rhizobium Frank 1889 (Approved Lists 1980).
Etymology: N.L. neut. n. Rhizobium, type genus of the family; L. suff. -aceae, ending to denote a family; N.L. fem. pl. n. Rhizobiaceae, the Rhizobium family.
Approved Lists reference: SKERMAN (V.B.D.), McGOWAN (V.) and SNEATH (P.H.A.) (editors): Approved Lists of Bacterial Names. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1980, 30, 225-420 (Approved Lists of Bacterial Names in IJSEM Online - Approved Lists of Bacterial Names Amended edition).
Original publication: CONN (H.J.): Taxonomic relationships of certain non-sporeforming rods in soil. Journal of Bacteriology, 1938, 36, 320-321.