Name: Desulfohalobium Ollivier et al. 1991

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: L. abl. prep. de, from; L. neut. n. sulfur, sulfur; N.L. pref. desulfo-, desulfuricating (prefix used to characterize a dissimilatory sulfate-reducing procaryote); Gr. masc. n. hals, halos, salt; Gr. masc. n. bios, life; N.L. adj. halobius -a -um, living on salt; N.L. neut. n. Desulfohalobium, a sulfate-reducing, salt-requiring, rod-shaped bacterium

Type species: Desulfohalobium retbaense Ollivier et al. 1991

Valid publication: Ollivier B, Hatchikian CE, Prensier G, Guezennec J, Garcia JL. Desulfohalobium retbaense gen. nov., sp. nov., a halophilic sulfate-reducing bacterium from sediments of a hypersaline lake in Senegal. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol. 1991; 41:74-81.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Subdivision:

Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 2
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 2
Total number of child taxa: 2

Parent taxon: Desulfohalobiaceae Kuever et al. 2006

Assigned by: Kuever J, Rainey FA, Widdel F. Family III. Desulfohalobiaceae fam. 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. 948-949.

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