Name: Anaerovirgula Pikuta et al. 2006

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: Gr. pref. an, not; Gr. masc. n. aer, aeros, air; L. fem. n. virgula, a small rod; N.L. fem. n. Anaerovirgula, an anaerobic small rod

Type species: Anaerovirgula multivorans Pikuta et al. 2006

Valid publication: Pikuta EV, Itoh T, Krader P, Tang J, Whitman WB, Hoover RB. Anaerovirgula multivorans gen. nov., sp. nov., a novel spore-forming, alkaliphilic anaerobe isolated from Owens Lake, California, USA. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2006; 56:2623-2629.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Subdivision:

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: Clostridiaceae Pribram 1933 (Approved Lists 1980)

Assigned by: Mei N, Postec A, Erauso G, Joseph M, Pelletier B, Payri C, Ollivier B, Quemeneur M. Serpentinicella alkaliphila gen. nov., sp. nov., a novel alkaliphilic anaerobic bacterium isolated from the serpentinite-hosted Prony hydrothermal field, New Caledonia. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2016; 66:4464-4470.

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