Genus Ekhidna

Name: Ekhidna Alain et al. 2010

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: E’khid.na Gr. fem. n. Echidna, a sea nymph-dragon of Greek mythology producing slime, referring to the creaminess and smoothness of the colonies

Gender: feminine

Type species: Ekhidna lutea Alain et al. 2010

16S rRNA gene: Analyse FASTA

Valid publication: Alain K, Tindall BJ, Catala P, Intertaglia L, Lebaron P. Ekhidna lutea gen. nov., sp. nov., a member of the phylum Bacteroidetes isolated from the South East Pacific Ocean. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2010; 60:2972-2978.

IJSEM list: Euzeby JP. Notification list. Notification that new names and new combinations have appeared in volume 60, part 12 of the IJSEM. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2011; 61:477-478.

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: Reichenbachiellaceae García-López et al. 2020

Assigned by: Garcia-Lopez M, Meier-Kolthoff JP, Tindall BJ, Gronow S, Woyke T, Kyrpides NC, Hahnke RL, Goker M. Analysis of 1,000 Type-Strain Genomes Improves Taxonomic Classification of Bacteroidetes. Front Microbiol 2019; 10:2083.

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