Name DOI
Winogradsky 1892 (Approved Lists 1980) emend. Campbell et al. 2011
Name Status
Validly Published
Current Authority
Winogradsky 1892 (Approved Lists 1980) emend. Campbell et al. 2011
Preferred Name
Taxonomic Rank
Nomenclatural Type
(designated species)
Winogradsky 1892 (Approved Lists 1980)
Proper Form
Nitrosomonas Winogradsky 1892 (Approved Lists 1980) emend. Campbell et al. 2011
Nomenclatural History
The genus Nitrosomonas was originally proposed by Winogradsky 1892. This name appeared on the Approved Lists of Bacterial Names 1980. This name was placed onto the nomina taxorum conservanda by Judicial Opinion 23 in 1958. Watson published an emended description of this genus in 1974. Subsequent emendations were proposed by Koops et al. in 1991 and Campbell et al. in 2011.
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This information was last reviewed on February 28, 2018.


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  2. Judicial Commission. Opinion 23. Rejection of the Generic Names Nitromonas Winogradsky 1890 and Nitromonas Orla-Jensen 1909, Conservation of the Generic Names Nitrosomonas Winogradsky 1892, Nitrosococcus Winogradsky 1892, and the Designation of the Type Species of these Genera. Int Bull Bacteriol Nomencl Taxon 1958; 8:169-170.
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