Name: Alkaliphilus Takai et al. 2001

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: N.L. neut. n. alkali, alkali, (from Arabic article al, the; Arabic n. qaliy, ashes of saltwort); N.L. adj. philus -a -um, friend, loving; from Gr. adj. philos -ê -on; N.L. masc. n. Alkaliphilus, bacterium liking alkaline environments

Type species: Alkaliphilus transvaalensis Takai et al. 2001

Valid publication: Takai K, Moser DP, Onstott TC, Spoelstra N, Pfiffner SM, Dohnalkova A, Fredrickson JK. Alkaliphilus transvaalensis gen. nov., sp. nov., an extremely alkaliphilic bacterium isolated from a deep South African gold mine. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2001; 51:1245-1256.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Subdivision:

Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 7
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 7
Total number of child taxa: 8

Parent taxon: Clostridiaceae Pribram 1933 (Approved Lists 1980)

Assigned by: Zakharyuk A, Kozyreva L, Ariskina E, Troshina O, Kopitsyn D, Shcherbakova V. Alkaliphilus namsaraevii sp. nov., an alkaliphilic iron- and sulfur-reducing bacterium isolated from a steppe soda lake. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2017; 67:1990-1995.

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