Afifella

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Afifella
Scientific classification
Domain: Bacteria
Phylum: "Proteobacteria"
Class: Alphaproteobacteria
Order: Rhizobiales
Family: Rhodobiaceae
Genus: Afifella
Type species
A. marina

Afifella is a photoheterotrophic genus in the phylum Proteobacteria (Bacteria).[1][2]

Etymology[edit]

The generic name Afifella derives from S. Afif, British philosopher and painter, in recognition of his expertise and guidance in the subject of the philosophical tendency of structuralism, essential for the development and understanding of taxonomy as a science.[3]

Species[edit]

The genus contains two species:[3][4]

  • A. marina ((Imhoff 1984) Urdiain et al. 2009; Latin marina meaning marine), was previously known as Rhodobium marinum and before that as Rhodopseudomonas marina.
  • A. pfennigii ( (Caumette et al. 2007) Urdiain et al. 2009, ; New Latin pfennigii, of Pfennig, named after Norbert Pfennig, a German microbiologist) was previously known as Rhodobium pfennigii

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Classification of Genera AC entry in LPSN [Euzéby, J.P. (1997). "List of Bacterial Names with Standing in Nomenclature: a folder available on the Internet". Int J Syst Bacteriol. 47 (2): 590–2. doi:10.1099/00207713-47-2-590. ISSN 0020-7713. PMID 9103655. ]
  2. ^ URDIAIN (M.), LÓPEZ-LÓPEZ (A.), GONZALO (C.), BUSSE (H.J.), LANGER (S.), KÄMPFER (P.) and ROSSELLÓ-MÓRA (R.): Reclassification of Rhodobium marinum and Rhodobium pfennigii as Afifella marina gen. nov. comb. nov. and Afifella pfennigii comb. nov., a new genus of photoheterotrophic Alphaproteobacteria and emended descriptions of Rhodobium, Rhodobium orientis and Rhodobium gokarnense. Syst. Appl. Microbiol., 2008, 31, 339-351.
  3. ^ a b Afifella entry in LPSN [Euzéby, J.P. (1997). "List of Bacterial Names with Standing in Nomenclature: a folder available on the Internet". Int J Syst Bacteriol. 47 (2): 590–2. doi:10.1099/00207713-47-2-590. ISSN 0020-7713. PMID 9103655. ]
  4. ^ "List of new names and new combinations previously effectively, but not validly, published". International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology. 59 (5): 923–925. 2009. doi:10.1099/ijs.0.013961-0.