Name: Elstera Rahalkar et al. 2012

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: N.L. fem. n. Elstera, named after Hans-Joachim Elster, a German limnologist working on Lake Constance who was one of the first to establish the importance of the littoral zone for the lake ecosystem

Type species: Elstera litoralis Rahalkar et al. 2012

Valid publication: Rahalkar M, Bahulikar RA, Deutzmann JS, Kroth PG, Schink B. Elstera litoralis gen. nov., sp. nov., isolated from stone biofilms of Lake Constance, Germany. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2012; 62:1750-1754.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Subdivision:

Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 2
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 2
Total number of child taxa: 2

Parent taxon: Rhodospirillaceae Pfennig and TrĂ¼per 1971 (Approved Lists 1980)

Assigned by: Rahalkar M, Bahulikar RA, Deutzmann JS, Kroth PG, Schink B. Elstera litoralis gen. nov., sp. nov., isolated from stone biofilms of Lake Constance, Germany. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2012; 62:1750-1754.

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