Family Cystobacteraceae

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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).


Cystobacteraceae McCurdy 1970, familia.
Type genus: ¤ Cystobacter Schroeter 1886 (Approved Lists 1980).
Etymology: N.L. masc. n. Cystobacter, type genus of the family; suff. -aceae, ending to denote a family; N.L. fem. pl. n. Cystobacteraceae, the Cystobacter family.
Approved Lists reference: SKERMAN (V.B.D.), McGOWAN (V.) and SNEATH (P.H.A.) (editors): Approved Lists of Bacterial Names. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1980, 30, 225-420 (Approved Lists of Bacterial Names in IJSEM Online - Approved Lists of Bacterial Names Amended edition).
Original publication: McCURDY (H.D.): Studies on the taxonomy of the Myxobacterales. II. Polyangium and the demise of the Sporangiaceae. International Journal of Systematic Bacteriology, 1970, 20, 283-296.

Cystobacteraceae McCurdy 1970 emend. Awal et al. 2017.
Reference: AWAL, R. P., GARCIA, R., GEMPERLEIN, K., WINK, J., KUNWAR, B., PARAJULI, N. and MÜLLER, R. 2017. Vitiosangium cumulatum gen. nov., sp. nov. and Vitiosangium subalbum sp. nov., soil myxobacteria, and emended descriptions of the genera Archangium and Angiococcus, and of the family Cystobacteraceae. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 67, 1422-1430.
Original article.