Name: Desulfoluna Suzuki et al. 2008

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: L. abl. prep. de, from; L. neut. n. sulfur, sulfur; L. fem. n. luna, the figure of a half-moon, a crescent, lune; N.L. fem. n. Desulfoluna, a sulfate-reducing crescent

Type species: Desulfoluna butyratoxydans Suzuki et al. 2008

Valid publication: Suzuki D, Ueki A, Amaishi A, Ueki K. Desulfoluna butyratoxydans gen. nov., sp. nov., a novel Gram-negative, butyrate-oxidizing, sulfate-reducing bacterium isolated from an estuarine sediment in Japan. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2008; 58:826-832.

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: Desulfobacteraceae Kuever et al. 2006

Assigned by: Ahn YB, Kerkhof LJ, Haggblom MM. Desulfoluna spongiiphila sp. nov., a dehalogenating bacterium in the Desulfobacteraceae from the marine sponge Aplysina aerophoba. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2009; 59:2133-2139.

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