Name: Hydrogenophilus Hayashi et al. 1999

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: N.L. neut. n. hydrogenum, hydrogen (that which produces water, so called because it forms water when exposed to oxygen); from Gr. n. hudôr, water; from Gr. v. gennaô, to produce; N.L. adj. philus -a -um, friend, loving; from Gr. adj. philos -ê -on; N.L. masc. n. Hydrogenophilus, hydrogen lover

Type species: Hydrogenophilus thermoluteolus Hayashi et al. 1999

Valid publication: Hayashi NR, Ishida T, Yokota A, Kodama T, Igarashi Y. Hydrogenophilus thermoluteolus gen. nov., sp. nov., a thermophilic, facultatively chemolithoautotrophic, hydrogen-oxidizing bacterium. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1999; 49:783-786.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Subdivision:

Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 3
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 3
Total number of child taxa: 3

Parent taxon: Hydrogenophilaceae Garrity et al. 2006

Assigned by: Boden R, Hutt LP, Rae AW. Reclassification of Thiobacillus aquaesulis (Wood & Kelly, 1995) as Annwoodia aquaesulis gen. nov., comb. nov., transfer of Thiobacillus (Beijerinck, 1904) from the Hydrogenophilales to the Nitrosomonadales, proposal of Hydrogenophilalia class. nov. within the 'Proteobacteria', and four new families within the orders Nitrosomonadales and Rhodocyclales. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2017; 67:1191-1205.

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