Family Holophagaceae

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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).


Holophagaceae Fukunaga et al. 2008, fam. nov.
Type genus: ¤ Holophaga Liesack et al. 1995.
Etymology: N.L. fem. n. Holophaga, type genus of the family; suff. -aceae, ending to denote a family; N.L. fem. pl. n. Holophagaceae, the family of the genus Holophaga.
Valid publication: FUKUNAGA (Y.), KURAHASHI (M.), YANAGI (K.), YOKOTA (A.) and HARAYAMA (S.): Acanthopleuribacter pedis gen. nov., sp. nov., a marine bacterium isolated from a chiton, and description of Acanthopleuribacteraceae fam. nov., Acanthopleuribacterales ord. nov., Holophagaceae fam. nov., Holophagales ord. nov. and Holophagae classis nov. in the phylum 'Acidobacteria'. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2008, 58, 2597-2601.
Original article in IJSEM Online