Name: Acidisphaera Hiraishi et al. 2000

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: A.ci.di.sphae’ra L. neut. n. acidum, an acid; Gr. fem. n. sphaera, a sphere; N.L. fem. n. Acidisphaera, acid-requiring coccoid micro-organism

Type species: Acidisphaera rubrifaciens Hiraishi et al. 2000

Valid publication: Hiraishi A, Matsuzawa Y, Kanbe T, Wakao N. Acidisphaera rubrifaciens gen. nov., sp. nov., an aerobic bacteriochlorophyll-containing bacterium isolated from acidic environments. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2000; 50:1539-1546.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Subdivision:

Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 1
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 1
Total number of child taxa: 1

Parent taxon: Acetobacteraceae (ex Henrici 1939) Gillis and De Ley 1980

Assigned by: Garrity GM, Bell JA, Lilburn T. Class I. Alphaproteobacteria class. nov. In: Brenner DJ, Krieg NR, Staley JT, Garrity GM (eds), Bergey's Manual of Systematic Bacteriology, 2nd edn, vol. 2 (The Proteobacteria), part C (The Alpha-, Beta-, Delta-, and Epsilonproteobacteria), Springer, New York, 2005, p. 1.

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