Name: Flectobacillus Larkin et al. 1977 (Approved Lists 1980)

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: L. v. flecto, to bend, to curve; N.L. masc. n. bacillus, a little staff, rod; N.L. masc. n. Flectobacillus, little curved rod

Type species: Flectobacillus major (Gromov 1963) Larkin et al. 1977 (Approved Lists 1980)

Valid publication: Larkin JM, Williams PM, Taylor R. Taxonomy of the genus Microcyclus Ørskov 1928: Reintroduction and emendation of the genus Spirosoma Migula 1894 and proposal of a new genus, Flectobacillus. International Journal of Systematic Bacteriology 1977; 27:147-156.

IJSEM list: Skerman VBD, McGowan V, Sneath PHA. Approved lists of bacterial names. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1980; 30:225-420.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Subdivision:

Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 6
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 8
Total number of child taxa: 8

Parent taxon: Cytophagaceae Stanier 1940 (Approved Lists 1980)

Assigned by: Hahnke RL, Meier-Kolthoff JP, Garcia-Lopez M, Mukherjee S, Huntemann M, Ivanova NN, Woyke T, Kyrpides NC, Klenk HP, Goker M. Genome-Based Taxonomic Classification of Bacteroidetes. Front Microbiol 2016; 7:2003.

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