Family Rhodobacteraceae

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).


Rhodobacteraceae Garrity et al. 2006, fam. nov.
Type genus: ¤ Rhodobacter Imhoff et al. 1984.
Etymology: N.L. masc. n. Rhodobacter, type genus of the family; suff. -aceae, ending to denote family; N.L. fem. pl. n. Rhodobacteraceae, the Rhodobacter 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 I. Rhodobacteraceae 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. 161.
Validation List no. 107 in IJSEM Online

Note: According to Rule 51b (1), the family name Rhodobacteraceae Garrity et al. 2006 is illegitimate because the family contains the genus Hyphomonas (ex Pongratz 1957) Moore et al. 1984 which is the type of the family Hyphomonadaceae Lee et al. 2005.
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