Name: "Candidatus Epifloribacter" corrig. Xia et al. 2008

Category: Genus

Proposed as: Candidatus

Etymology: E.pi.flo.ri.bac.ter. N.L. masc. n. bacter, rod; N.L. masc. n. Epifloribacter

Gender: masculine (stem: Epifloribacter-)

Original publication: Xia Y, Kong Y, Thomsen TR, Halkjaer Nielsen P. Identification and ecophysiological characterization of epiphytic protein-hydrolyzing saprospiraceae ("Candidatus Epiflobacter" spp.) in activated sludge. Appl Environ Microbiol 2008; 74:2229-2238.

IJSEM list: Oren A. "Candidatus list no. 0." A plea for linguistic accuracy – also for Candidatus taxa. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2017; 67:1085-1094.

Nomenclatural status: not validly published

Taxonomic status: preferred name (not correct name)

Parent taxon: Saprospiraceae Krieg et al. 2012

Assigned by: Oren A. The Family Methanotrichaceae. In: Rosenberg E, DeLong EF, Lory S, Stackebrandt E, Thompson F (eds), The Prokaryotes – Firmicutes and Tenericutes, 4th edition, Springer, Berlin, 2014, p. 297-306.

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Record number: 521766
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