McIlroy SJ, Lapidus A, Thomsen TR, Han J, Haynes M, Lobos E, Huntemann M, Pati A, Ivanova NN, Markowitz V, et al. High quality draft genome sequence of Meganema perideroedes str. Gr1T and a proposal for its reclassification to the family Meganemaceae fam. nov. Stand Genomic Sci 2015; 10:23.
The type genus of this family has been placed in the family Neomegalonemataceae 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 Methylobacteriaceae Garrity et al. 2006.Publication:
Oren A. On names of genera of prokaryotes that are later homonyms of generic names with standing in the zoological or the botanical nomenclature. Proposal of Neomegalonema gen. nov. and Neomegalonema perideroedes comb. nov. as replacements for the prokaryotic generic name Meganema and the species name Meganema perideroedes. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2017; 67:4276-4278.
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