Name: Desulfurobacterium L'Haridon et al. 1998

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: De.sul.fu.ro.bac.te’ri.um L. abl. prep. de, from; L. neut. n. sulfur, sulphur; Gr. neut. n. bakterion, a small rod; N.L. neut. n. Desulfurobacterium, sulphur-reducing rod-shaped bacterium

Type species: Desulfurobacterium thermolithotrophum L'Haridon et al. 1998

Valid publication: L'Haridon S, Cilia V, Messner P, Raguenes G, Gambacorta A, Sleytr UB, Prieur D, Jeanthon C. Desulfurobacterium thermolithotrophum gen. nov., sp. nov., a novel autotrophic, sulphur-reducing bacterium isolated from a deep-sea hydrothermal vent. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1998; 48:701-711.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Subdivision:

Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 4
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 4
Total number of child taxa: 5

Parent taxon: Desulfurobacteriaceae L'Haridon et al. 2006

Assigned by: Gupta RS, Lali R. Molecular signatures for the phylum Aquificae and its different clades: proposal for division of the phylum Aquificae into the emended order Aquificales, containing the families Aquificaceae and Hydrogenothermaceae, and a new order Desulfurobacteriales ord. nov., containing the family Desulfurobacteriaceae. Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek 2013; 104:349-368.

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