Family Bradyrhizobiaceae

Warning: In the List of Prokaryotic names with Standing in Nomenclature, an arrow () only indicates the sequence of valid publication of names and does not mean that the last name in the sequence must be used (see: Introduction).

Classification (Warning: see also the file "Classification of prokaryotes: Introduction").

For a detailed description of this taxon see Bergey’s Manual of Systematics of Archaea and Bacteria (BMSAB).


Bradyrhizobiaceae Garrity et al. 2006, fam. nov.
Type genus: ¤ Bradyrhizobium Jordan 1982.
Etymology: N.L. neut. n. Bradyrhizobium, type genus of the family; suff. -aceae, ending to denote family; N.L. fem. pl. n. Bradyrhizobiaceae, the Bradyrhizobium family.
Valid publication: Validation List no. 107. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2006, 56, 1-6.
Effective publication: GARRITY (G.M.), BELL (J.A.) and LILBURN (T.): Family VII. Bradyrhizobiaceae fam. nov. In: D.J. BRENNER, N.R. KRIEG, J.T. STALEY and G. M. GARRITY (editors), Bergey's Manual of Systematic Bacteriology, second edition, vol. 2 (The Proteobacteria), part C (The Alpha-, Beta-, Delta-, and Epsilonproteobacteria), Springer, New York, 2005, p. 438.
Validation List no. 107 in IJSEM Online

Note: According to Rule 51b (1), the name Bradyrhizobiaceae Garrity et al. 2006 is illegitimate because the family contains the genus Nitrobacter Winogradsky 1892 (Approved Lists 1980) which is the type of the family Nitrobacteraceae Buchanan 1917 (Approved Lists 1980).
Reference: LISTS EDITOR, IJSEM: Validation List no. 107 (footnote §). Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2006, 56, 1-6.
Validation List no. 107 in IJSEM Online