Family Deinococcaceae

Name: Deinococcaceae Brooks and Murray 1981

Category: Family

Proposed as: fam. nov.

Etymology: N.L. masc. n. Deinococcus, type genus of the family; L. fem. pl. suff. -aceae, ending to denote a family; N.L. fem. pl. n. Deinococcaceae, the Deinococcus family

Type genus: Deinococcus Brooks and Murray 1981

Valid publication: Brooks BW, Murray RGE. Nomenclature for "Micrococcus radiodurans" and other radiation-resistant cocci: Deinococcaceae fam. nov. and Deinococcus gen. nov., including five species. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol. 1981; 31:353-360.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Subdivision:

Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 2
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 3
Total number of child taxa: 3

Parent taxon: Deinococcales Rainey et al. 1997

Assigned by: Rainey FA, Nobre MF, Schumann P, Stackebrandt E, da Costa MS. Phylogenetic diversity of the deinococci as determined by 16S ribosomal DNA sequence comparison. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1997; 47:510-514.

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