Name: Desulfuromusa Liesack and Finster 1994

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: De.sul.fu.ro.mu’sa L. abl. prep. de, from; L. neut. n. sulfur, sulfur; M.L. n. mum, banana; N.L. fem. n. Desulfuromusa, a banana-shaped bacterium that reduces sulfur

Type species: Desulfuromusa kysingii Liesack and Finster 1994

Valid publication: Liesack W, Finster K. Phylogenetic analysis of five strains of gram-negative, obligately anaerobic, sulfur-reducing bacteria and description of Desulfuromusa gen. nov., including Desulfuromusa kysingii sp. nov., Desulfuromusa bakii sp. nov., and Desulfuromusa succinoxidans sp. nov. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol. 1994; 44:753-758.

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: 4

Parent taxon: Desulfuromonadaceae corrig. Kuever et al. 2006

Assigned by: Garrity GM, Bell JA, Lilburn T. Class I. Alphaproteobacteria class. 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. 1.

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