Name: Aerofilum Chakraborty and Mukherjee 2021

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: N.L. neut. n. Aerofilum, The generic epithet Aerofilum is derived from Aero Greek for air, as the strain possesses gas vesicles (aerotopes) and filum Greek for filament

Gender: neuter (stem: Aerofil-)

Type species: Aerofilum fasciculatum Chakraborty and Mukherjee 2021

16S rRNA gene: Analyse FASTA

Valid publication: Chakraborty S, et al. [Title pending]. Phytotaxa 2021; 522:182.

Nomenclatural status: validly published under the ICN (Botanical Code)

Taxonomic status: correct name


Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 1
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 1
Total number of child taxa: 1

Parent taxon: Oculatellaceae Mai and Johansen 2018

Assigned by: Chakraborty S, Maruthanayagam V, Achari A, Pramanik A, Jaisankar P, Mukherjee J. Aerofilum fasciculatum gen. nov., sp. nov. (Oculatellaceae) and Euryhalinema pallustris sp. nov. (Prochlorotrichaceae) isolated from an Indian mangrove forest. Phytotaxa 2021; 522:165-186.

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Record number: 12732
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