Name: Propionibacter Meijer et al. 1999

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: N.L. neut. n. acidum propionicum, propionic acid; N.L. masc. n. bacter, rod; N.L. masc. n. Propionibacter, propionic acid rod

Gender: masculine

Type species: Propionibacter pelophilus Meijer et al. 1999

Valid publication: Meijer WG, Nienhuis-Kuiper ME, Hansen TA. Fermentative bacteria from estuarine mud: phylogenetic position of Acidaminobacter hydrogenoformans and description of a new type of gram-negative, propionigenic bacterium as Propionibacter pelophilus gen. nov., sp. nov. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1999; 49:1039-1044.

IJSEM list: Anonymous. Notification list. Notification that new names and new combinations have appeared in volume 49, part 3 of the IJSB. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1999; 49:1327-1328.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: synonym

Correct name: Propionivibrio Tanaka et al. 1991

Subdivision:

Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 0
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 1
Total number of child taxa: 1

Parent taxon: Rhodocyclaceae Garrity et al. 2006

Assigned by: Garrity GM, Bell JA, Lilburn T. Family I. Rhodocyclaceae fam. 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. 887.

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