Etymology:Gr. masc./fem. adj.amorphos, without form, shapeless; N.L. neut. n.sporangium, sporangium; from Gr. fem. n.spora, a seed and, in biology, a spore; from Gr. neut. n.angeîon, vessel; N.L. neut. n.Amorphosporangium, irregularly shaped sporangium
For the type species of this genus another name is in use, which is affiliated with the genus Actinoplanes Couch 1950 (Approved Lists 1980).Publication:
Stackebrandt E, Kroppenstedt RM. Union of the genera Actinoplanes Couch, Ampullariella Couch, and Amorphosporangium Couch in a redefined genus Actinoplanes. Syst. Appl. Microbiol. 1987; 9:110-114.
This taxon name is occasionally misprinted in some sources as: "Amophosporangium".
Amorphosporangium is the correct name if this genus is regarded as a separate genus (i.e., if its nomenclatural type is not assigned to another genus whose name is validly published, legitimate and not rejected and has priority).
Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 0 Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 2 Total number of child taxa: 2
Nouioui I, Carro L, Garcia-Lopez M, Meier-Kolthoff JP, Woyke T, Kyrpides NC, Pukall R, Klenk HP, Goodfellow M, Goker M. Genome-Based Taxonomic Classification of the Phylum Actinobacteria. Front Microbiol 2018; 9:2007.
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