Family Sphingobacteriaceae

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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).


Sphingobacteriaceae Steyn et al. 1998, fam. nov.
Type genus: ¤ Sphingobacterium Yabuuchi et al. 1983.
Etymology: N.L. neut. n. Sphingobacterium, type genus of the family; L. suff. -aceae, ending to denote a family; N.L. fem. pl. n. Sphingobacteriaceae, the Sphingobacterium family.
Valid publication: STEYN (P.L.), SEGERS (P.), VANCANNEYT (M.), SANDRA (P.), KERSTERS (K.) and JOUBERT (J.J.): Classification of heparinolytic bacteria into a new genus, Pedobacter, comprising four species: Pedobacter heparinus comb. nov., Pedobacter piscium comb. nov., Pedobacter africanus sp. nov. and Pedobacter saltans sp. nov. Proposal of the family Sphingobacteriaceae. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1998, 48, 165-177.
Original article in IJSEM Online