Name: Xanthomonas Dowson 1939 (Approved Lists 1980)

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: Gr. adj. xanthos, yellow; L. fem. n. monas, unit, monad; N.L. fem. n. Xanthomonas, yellow monad

Type species: Xanthomonas campestris (Pammel 1895) Dowson 1939 (Approved Lists 1980)

Effective publication: Dowson WJ. On the systematic position and generic names of the Gram negative bacterial plant pathogens. Zentralblatt fur Bakteriologie, Parasitenkunde, Infektionskrankheiten und Hygiene. Abteilung II 1939; 100:177-193.

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: 31
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 36
Total number of child taxa: 36

Parent taxon: Lysobacteraceae Christensen and Cook 1978 (Approved Lists 1980)

Assigned by: Naushad S, Adeolu M, Wong S, Sohail M, Schellhorn HE, Gupta RS. A phylogenomic and molecular marker based taxonomic framework for the order Xanthomonadales: proposal to transfer the families Algiphilaceae and Solimonadaceae to the order Nevskiales ord. nov. and to create a new family within the order Xanthomonadales, the family Rhodanobacteraceae fam. nov., containing the genus Rhodanobacter and its closest relatives. Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek 2015; 107:467-485.

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