Name: Flexibacter Soriano 1945 (Approved Lists 1980)

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: L. masc. n. flexus, bent, winding; from L. v. flecto; N.L. masc. n. bacter, rod; N.L. masc. n. Flexibacter, intended to mean flexible rod

Type species: Flexibacter flexilis Soriano 1945 (Approved Lists 1980)

Effective publication: Soriano S. Un nuevo orden de bacterias: Flexibacteriales. Ciencia e Investigacion (Buenos Aires) 1945; 1:92-93.

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: 1
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 17
Total number of child taxa: 17

Parent taxon: Cytophagaceae Stanier 1940 (Approved Lists 1980)

Assigned by: Ludwig W, Euzéby J, Whitman WB. Taxonomic outlines of the phyla Bacteroidetes, Spirochaetes, Tenericutes (Mollicutes), Acidobacteria, Fibrobacteres, Fusobacteria, Dictyoglomi, Gemmatimonadetes, Lentisphaerae, Verrucomicrobia, Chlamydiae, and Planctomycetes. In: Krieg NR, Staley JT, Brown DR, Hedlund BP, Paster BJ, Ward NL, Ludwig W, Whitman WB (eds), Bergey’s Manual of Systematic Bacteriology, second edition, vol. 4 (The Bacteroidetes, Spirochaetes, Tenericutes (Mollicutes), Acidobacteria, Fibrobacteres, Fusobacteria, Dictyoglomi, Gemmatimonadetes, Lentisphaerae, Verrucomicrobia, Chlamydiae, and Planctomycetes), Springer, New York, 2010, p. 21-24.

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