Genus Actinoplanes

Name: Actinoplanes Couch 1950 (Approved Lists 1980)

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: Gr. n. aktis -inos, ray, beam; Gr. masc. n. planes, a wanderer, roamer; N.L. masc. n. Actinoplanes, literally, a ray wanderer, intended to signify an actinomycete with swimming spores

Type species: Actinoplanes philippinensis Couch 1950 (Approved Lists 1980)

Effective publication: Couch JN. Actinoplanes. A new genus of the Actinomycetales. Journal of the Elisha Mitchell Scientific Society 1950; 66:87-92.

IJSEM list: Skerman VBD, McGowan V, Sneath PHA. Approved lists of bacterial names. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1980; 30:225-420.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Subdivision:

Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 47
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 50
Total number of child taxa: 52

Parent taxon: Micromonosporaceae Krassilnikov 1938 (Approved Lists 1980)

Assigned by: Koch C, Kroppenstedt RM, Rainey FA, Stackebrandt E. 16S ribosomal DNA analysis of the genera Micromonospora, Actinoplanes, Catellatospora, Catenuloplanes, Couchioplanes, Dactylosporangium, and Pilimelia and emendation of the family Micromonosporaceae. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1996; 46:765-768.

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