Name: Desulfosporosinus Stackebrandt et al. 1997

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: L. abl. prep. de, from; L. neut. n. sulfur, sulfur; Gr. fem. n. spora, spore; from Gr. fem. n. spora, a seed; L. n. sinus, bend; N.L. masc. n. Desulfosporosinus, a spore-forming curved (organism) that reduces sulfur compounds

Type species: Desulfosporosinus orientis (Campbell and Postgate 1965) Stackebrandt et al. 1997

Valid publication: Stackebrandt E, Sproer C, Rainey FA, Burghardt J, Pauker O, Hippe H. Phylogenetic analysis of the genus Desulfotomaculum: evidence for the misclassification of Desulfotomaculum guttoideum and description of Desulfotomaculum orientis as Desulfosporosinus orientis gen. nov., comb. nov. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1997; 47:1134-1139.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Subdivision:

Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 11
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 11
Total number of child taxa: 12

Parent taxon: Peptococcaceae Rogosa 1971 (Approved Lists 1980)

Assigned by: Alazard D, Joseph M, Battaglia-Brunet F, Cayol JL, Ollivier B. Desulfosporosinus acidiphilus sp. nov.: a moderately acidophilic sulfate-reducing bacterium isolated from acid mining drainage sediments : New taxa: Firmicutes (Class Clostridia, Order Clostridiales, Family Peptococcaceae). Extremophiles 2010; 14:305-312.

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