Name: Desulfotomaculum Campbell and Postgate 1965 (Approved Lists 1980)

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: L. abl. prep. de, from; L. neut. n. sulfur, sulfur; L. neut. n. tomaculum, a kind of sausage; N.L. neut. n. Desulfotomaculum, a sausage-shaped sulfate reducer

Type species: Desulfotomaculum nigrificans (Werkman and Weaver 1927) Campbell and Postgate 1965 (Approved Lists 1980)

Effective publication: Campbell LL, Postgate JR. Classification of the spore-forming sulfate-reducing bacteria. Bacteriol Rev 1965; 29:359-363.

IJSEM list: Skerman VBD, McGowan V, Sneath PHA. Approved lists of bacterial names. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1980; 30:225-420.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Subdivision:

Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 13
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 36
Total number of child taxa: 37

Parent taxon: Peptococcaceae Rogosa 1971 (Approved Lists 1980)

Assigned by: Watanabe M, Kojima H, Fukui M. Desulfotomaculum intricatum sp. nov., a sulfate reducer isolated from freshwater lake sediment. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2013; 63:3574-3578.

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