Genus Ensifer

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).

Number of species, including synonyms, cited in this file: 21
Number of subspecies, including synonyms, cited in this file: 0

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).


Ensifer Casida 1982, gen. nov.
Type species: ¤ Ensifer adhaerens Casida 1982.
Etymology: L. adj. ensifer, sword-bearing; N.L. masc. Ensifer, sword bearer.
Valid publication: CASIDA Jr. (L.E.): Ensifer adhaerens gen. nov., sp. nov.: a bacterial predator of bacteria in soil. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1982, 32, 339-345.
Original article in IJSEM Online

Ensifer Casida 1982 emend. Young 2003.
Reference: YOUNG (J.M.): The genus name Ensifer Casida 1982 takes priority over Sinorhizobium Chen et al. 1988, and Sinorhizobium morelense Wang et al. 2002 is a later synonym of Ensifer adhaerens Casida 1982. Is the combination 'Sinorhizobium adhaerens' (Casida 1982) Willems et al. 2003 legitimate? Request for an Opinion. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2003, 53, 2107-2110.
Original article in IJSEM Online