Name: Actinotignum Yassin et al. 2015

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: Ac.ti’no.tig’num N.L. pref. actino-; from Gr. fem. n. aktis, aktinos a ray; L. neut. n. tignum, a rod like a short beam; N.L. neut. n. Actinotignum, ray beam, used to refer to a rod-shaped actinomycete

Type species: Actinotignum schaalii (Lawson et al. 1997) Yassin et al. 2015

Valid publication: Yassin AF, Sproer C, Pukall R, Sylvester M, Siering C, Schumann P. Dissection of the genus Actinobaculum: Reclassification of Actinobaculum schaalii Lawson et al. 1997 and Actinobaculum urinale Hall et al. 2003 as Actinotignum schaalii gen. nov., comb. nov. and Actinotignum urinale comb. nov., description of Actinotignum sanguinis sp. nov. and emended descriptions of the genus Actinobaculum and Actinobaculum suis; and re-examination of the culture deposited as Actinobaculum massiliense CCUG 47753T ( = DSM 19118T), revealing that it does not represent a strain of this species. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2015; 65:615-624.

IJSEM list: Oren A, Garrity GM. Notification list. Notification that new names and new combinations have appeared in volume 65, part 2 of the IJSEM. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2015; 65:1397-1399.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Subdivision:

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

Parent taxon: Actinomycetaceae Buchanan 1918 (Approved Lists 1980)

Assigned by: Nouioui I, Carro L, García-López L, Meier-Kolthoff JP, et al. Genome-based taxonomic classication of the phylum Actinobacteria. Front Microbiol 2007; 2018:9.

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