Family Sphingomonadaceae

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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).


Sphingomonadaceae Kosako et al. 2000, fam. nov.
Type genus: ¤ Sphingomonas Yabuuchi et al. 1990.
Etymology: N.L. fem. n. Sphingomonas, type genus of the family; L. suff. -aceae, ending to denote a family; N.L. fem. pl. n. Sphingomonadaceae, the Sphingomonas family.
References: Validation List no. 77. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. 2000, 50, 1953. [KOSAKO (Y.), YABUUCHI (E.), NAKA (T.), FUJIWARA (N.) and KOBAYASHI (K.): Proposal of Spingomonadaceae fam. nov., consisting of Sphingomonas Yabuuchi et al. 1990, Erythrobacter Shiba and Shimidu 1982, Erythromicrobium Yurkov et al. 1994, Porphyrobacter Fuerst et al. 1993, Zymomonas Kluyver and van Niel 1936, and Sandaracinobacter Yurkov et al. 1997, with the type genus Sphingomonas Yabuuchi et al. 1990. Microbiol. Immunol., 2000, 44, 563-575.]
Validation List no. 77 in IJSEM Online - Effective publication Online