Name: Heliobacterium Gest and Favinger 1985

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: Gr. n. helios, sun; L. neut. n. bacterium, rod; N.L. neut. n. Heliobacterium, sun bacterium

Type species: Heliobacterium chlorum Gest and Favinger 1985

Effective publication: Gest H, Favinger JL. Heliobacterium chlorum, an anoxygenic brownish-green photosynthetic bacterium containing a “New” form of bacteriochlorophyll. Arch. Microbiol. 1983; 136:11-16.

IJSEM list: Anonymous. Validation list no. 17. Validation of publication of new names and new combinations previously effectively published outside the IJSB. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1985; 35:223-225.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Subdivision:

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

Parent taxon: Heliobacteriaceae Madigan and Asao 2010

Assigned by: Madigan MT, Euzeby JP, Asao M. Proposal of Heliobacteriaceae fam. nov. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2010; 60:1709-1710.

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