Name: Byssovorax Reichenbach 2006

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: Gr. n. byssos, cotton, fine linen (for cellulose); L. adj. vorax, voracious, devouring; N.L. masc. n. Byssovorax, devourer of cellulose

Type species: Byssovorax cruenta (ex Thaxter 1897) Reichenbach 2006

Valid publication: 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.

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: 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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