Name: Flexibacter Soriano 1945 (Approved Lists 1980)

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

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

Gender: masculine

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

16S rRNA gene: Analyse FASTA

Original 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: Flexibacteraceae 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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