Name: "Diplosphaera" Wertz et al. 2012

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: Di.plo.sphae’ra Gr. adj. diploos, double; Gr. fem. n. sphaera, globe, sphere; N.L. fem. n. Diplosphaera, double sphere or diplococcus

Type species: "Diplosphaera colotermitum" Wertz et al. 2012

Original publication: Wertz JT, Kim E, Breznak JA, Schmidt TM, Rodrigues JL. Genomic and physiological characterization of the Verrucomicrobia isolate Diplosphaera colitermitum gen. nov., sp. nov., reveals microaerophily and nitrogen fixation genes. Appl Environ Microbiol 2012; 78:1544-1555.

Nomenclatural status: not validly published

Correct name: Geminisphaera Wertz et al. 2018

Subdivision:

Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 0
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 0
Total number of child taxa: 1

Parent taxon: Opitutaceae Choo et al. 2007

Assigned by: Wertz JT, Kim E, Breznak JA, Schmidt TM, Rodrigues JL. Genomic and physiological characterization of the Verrucomicrobia isolate Diplosphaera colitermitum gen. nov., sp. nov., reveals microaerophily and nitrogen fixation genes. Appl Environ Microbiol 2012; 78:1544-1555.

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