Name DOI
Zhang et al. 2017 emend. Ma et al. 2020
Name Status
Validly Published
Current Authority
Zhang et al. 2017 emend. Ma et al. 2020
Preferred Name
Taxonomic Rank
Nomenclatural Type
(designated species)
Zhang et al. 2017 emend. Pillonetto et al. 2018
Proper Form
Phytobacter Zhang et al. 2017 emend. Ma et al. 2020
Nomenclatural History
The genus Phytobacter was originally proposed by Zhang et al. 2008. This name was validly published by Oren and Garrity 2017. Pillonetto et al. published an emended description of this genus in 2018. A subsequent emendation was proposed by Ma et al. in 2020. Ma et al. transferred the members of Alnajar and Gupta 2017 into this genus in 2020.
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This information was last reviewed on November 17, 2020.


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