Name: Desulfonatronum Pikuta et al. 1998

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); N.L. neut. n. natron, soda (arbitrarily derived from the Arabic n. natrun or natron); N.L. neut. n. Desulfonatronum, a sulfate reducer inhabiting soda lakes

Gender: neuter

Type species: Desulfonatronum lacustre Pikuta et al. 1998

16S rRNA gene: Analyse FASTA

Effective publication: Pikuta EV, Zhilina TN, Zavarzin GA, Kostrikina NA, Osipov GA, Rainey FA. Desulfonatronum lacustre gen. nov., sp. nov.: a new alkaliphilic sulfate-reducing bacterium utilizing ethanol. Mikrobiologiya 1998; 67:123-131.

IJSEM list: Anonymous. Validation list no. 66. Validation of publication of new names and new combinations previously effectively published outside the IJSB. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1998; 48:631-632.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Subdivision:

Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 9
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 9
Total number of child taxa: 9

Parent taxon: Desulfonatronaceae corrig. Kuever et al. 2006

Assigned by: Kuever J, Rainey FA, Widdel F. Family IV. Desulfonatronumaceae 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. 956.

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