Name: Desertifilum Dadheech and Krienitz 2012

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: N.L. neut. n. Desertifilum, desert-adoring filament

Gender: neuter

Type species: Desertifilum tharense Dadheech and Krienitz 2012

16S rRNA gene: Analyse FASTA

Valid publication: Dadheech PK, Abed RMM, Mahmoud H, Mohan MK, Krienitz L. Polyphasic characterization of cyanobacteria isolated from desert crusts, and the description of Desertifilum tharense gen. et sp. nov. (Oscillatoriales). Phycologia 2012; 51:260-270.

Nomenclatural status: validly published under the ICN

Taxonomic status: correct name

Subdivision:

Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 4
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 4
Total number of child taxa: 4

Parent taxon: Desertifilaceae Hašler et al. 2017

Assigned by: Hašler P, Casamatta D, Dvořák P, Poulíčková A. Jacksonvillea apiculata (Oscillatoriales, Cyanobacteria) gen. & sp. nov.: a new genus of filamentous, epipsamic cyanobacteria from North Florida. Phycologia 2017; 56:284-295.

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