Name: Xanthobacter Wiegel et al. 1978 (Approved Lists 1980)

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: Gr. adj. xanthos, yellow; N.L. masc. n. bacter, rod, staff; N.L. masc. n. Xanthobacter, yellow rod

Type species: Xanthobacter autotrophicus (Baumgarten et al. 1974) Wiegel et al. 1978 (Approved Lists 1980)

Valid publication: Wiegel J, Wilke D, Baumgarten J, Opitz R, Schlegel HG. Transfer of the nitrogen-fixing hydrogen bacterium Corynebacterium autotrophicum Baumgarten et al. to Xanthobacter gen. nov. International Journal of Systematic Bacteriology 1978; 28:573-581.

IJSEM list: Skerman VBD, McGowan V, Sneath PHA. Approved lists of bacterial names. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1980; 30:225-420.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Subdivision:

Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 6
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 6
Total number of child taxa: 7

Parent taxon: Xanthobacteraceae Lee et al. 2005

Assigned by: Lee KB, Liu CT, Anzai Y, Kim H, Aono T, Oyaizu H. The hierarchical system of the 'Alphaproteobacteria': description of Hyphomonadaceae fam. nov., Xanthobacteraceae fam. nov. and Erythrobacteraceae fam. nov. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2005; 55:1907-1919.

Linking: To permanently link to this page, use /genus/xanthobacterLink copied to clipboard