Family Ectothiorhodospiraceae

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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).


Ectothiorhodospiraceae Imhoff 1984, fam. nov.
Type genus: ¤ Ectothiorhodospira Pelsh 1936 (Approved Lists 1980).
Etymology: N.L. fem. n. Ectothiorhodospira, type genus of the family; suff. -aceae, ending to denote a family; N.L. fem. pl. n. Ectothiorhodospiraceae, the Ectothiorhodospira family.
Valid publication: IMHOFF (J.F.): Reassignment of the genus Ectothiorhodospira Pelsh 1936 to a new family, Ectothiorhodospiraceae fam. nov., and emended description of the Chromatiaceae Bavendamm 1924. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1984, 34, 338-339.
Original article in IJSEM Online