Name: Alkanibacter Friedrich and Lipski 2008

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: Al.ka.ni.bac’ter N.L. neut. n. alkanum, saturated hydrocarbon; N.L. masc. n. bacter; from Gr. neut. n. bakterion, rod; N.L. masc. n. Alkanibacter, rod assimilating alkanes

Type species: Alkanibacter difficilis Friedrich and Lipski 2008

Valid publication: Friedrich MM, Lipski A. Alkanibacter difficilis gen. nov., sp. nov. and Singularimonas variicoloris gen. nov., sp. nov., hexane-degrading bacteria isolated from a hexane-treated biofilter. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2008; 58:2324-2329.

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: Nevskiaceae Henrici and Johnson 1935 (Approved Lists 1980)

Assigned by: Liu Q, Liu HC, Zhou YG, Xin YH. Stenotrophobium rhamnosiphilum gen. nov., sp. nov., isolated from a glacier, proposal of Steroidobacteraceae fam. nov. in Nevskiales and emended description of the family Nevskiaceae. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2019; 69:1404-1410.

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