Genus Phaeobacter

Name: Phaeobacter Martens et al. 2006

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: Phae.o.bac’ter Gr. adj. phaeos, dark, brown; N.L. masc. n. bacter, rod; N.L. masc. n. Phaeobacter, a brown rod

Type species: Phaeobacter gallaeciensis (Ruiz-Ponte et al. 1998) Martens et al. 2006

Valid publication: Martens T, Heidorn T, Pukall R, Simon M, Tindall BJ, Brinkhoff T. Reclassification of Roseobacter gallaeciensis Ruiz-Ponte et al. 1998 as Phaeobacter gallaeciensis gen. nov., comb. nov., description of Phaeobacter inhibens sp. nov., reclassification of Ruegeria algicola (Lafay et al. 1995) Uchino et al. 1999 as Marinovum algicola gen. nov., comb. nov., and emended descriptions of the genera Roseobacter, Ruegeria and Leisingera. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2006; 56:1293-1304.

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: 10
Total number of child taxa: 11

Parent taxon: Rhodobacteraceae Garrity et al. 2006

Assigned by: Breider S, Scheuner C, Schumann P, Fiebig A, Petersen J, Pradella S, Klenk HP, Brinkhoff T, Goker M. Genome-scale data suggest reclassifications in the Leisingera-Phaeobacter cluster including proposals for Sedimentitalea gen. nov. and Pseudophaeobacter gen. nov. Front Microbiol 2014; 5:416.

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