A.cu.ti.coc.ca.ce’ae N.L. masc. n.Acuticoccus, type genus of the family; L. fem. pl. suff.-aceae, ending to denote a family; N.L. fem. pl. n.Acuticoccaceae, the family of the genus Acuticoccus
Lai Q, Liu X, Sun F, Shao Z. Acuticoccus sediminis sp. nov., isolated from deep-sea sediment of the Indian Ocean and proposal of Acuticoccaceae fam. nov. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2019; 69:1173-1178.
Oren A, Garrity GM. Notification list. Notification that new names and new combinations have appeared in volume 69, part 4 of the IJSEM. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2019; 69:1847-1849.
The type genus of this family has been placed in the family Amorphaceae Hördt et al. 2020.Publication:
Hordt A, Lopez MG, Meier-Kolthoff JP, Schleuning M, Weinhold LM, Tindall BJ, Gronow S, Kyrpides NC, Woyke T, Goker M. Analysis of 1,000+ Type-Strain Genomes Substantially Improves Taxonomic Classification of Alphaproteobacteria. Front Microbiol 2020; 11:468.
The type genus of this family has alternatively been placed in the family Rhodobacteraceae Garrity et al. 2006.Publication:
Hou L, Zhang Y, Sun J, Xie X. Acuticoccus yangtzensis gen. nov., sp. nov., a novel member in the family Rhodobacteraceae, isolated from the surface water of the Yangtze Estuary. Curr Microbiol 2015; 70:176-182.
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