Name: Atopobium Collins and Wallbanks 1993

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: Gr. masc./fem. adj. atopos, having no place, strange; Gr. masc. n. bios, living thing; N.L. neut. n. Atopobium, strange living thing

Gender: neuter (stem: Atopobi-)

Type species: Atopobium minutum (Hauduroy et al. 1937) Collins and Wallbanks 1993

16S rRNA gene: Analyse FASTA

Effective publication: Collins MD, Wallbanks S. Comparative sequence analyses of the 16S rRNA genes of Lactobacillus minutus, Lactobacillus rimae and Streptococcus parvulus: proposal for the creation of a new genus Atopobium. FEMS Microbiol. Lett. 1992; 95:235-240.

IJSEM list: Anonymous. Validation list no. 44. Validation of publication of new names and new combinations previously effectively published outside the IJSB. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1993; 43:188-189.

Nomenclatural status: validly published under the ICNP

Taxonomic status: correct name

Risk group: 2


Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 3
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 6
Total number of child taxa: 9

Parent taxon: Atopobiaceae Gupta et al. 2013

Assigned by: Gupta RS, Chen WJ, Adeolu M, Chai Y. Molecular signatures for the class Coriobacteriia and its different clades; proposal for division of the class Coriobacteriia into the emended order Coriobacteriales, containing the emended family Coriobacteriaceae and Atopobiaceae fam. nov., and Eggerthellales ord. nov., containing the family Eggerthellaceae fam. nov. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2013; 63:3379-3397.

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