Name: "Byssophaga" Reichenbach 2005

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: Bys.so.pha’ga Gr. fem. n. byssos, cotton fabric, fine linen (for cellulose); Gr. v. phagein, to eat, devour; N.L. fem. n. Byssophaga, devourer of cellulose

Gender: feminine

Original publication: Reichenbach H. Genus II. Byssophaga gen. nov. In: Brenner DJ, Krieg NR, Staley JT, Garrity GM (eds), Bergey's Manual of Systematic Bacteriology, second edition, vol. 2 (The Proteobacteria), part C (The Alpha-, Beta-, Delta-, and Epsilonproteobacteria), Springer, New York, 2005, p. 1118-1121.

Nomenclatural status: not validly published

Correct name: Byssovorax Reichenbach 2006

Parent taxon: Polyangiaceae Jahn 1924 (Approved Lists 1980)

Assigned by: Reichenbach H, Lang E, Schumann P, Sproer C. Byssovorax cruenta gen. nov., sp. nov., nom. rev., a cellulose-degrading myxobacterium: rediscovery of 'Myxococcus cruentus' Thaxter 1897. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2006; 56:2357-2363.

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