Name: Flexithrix Lewin 1970 (Approved Lists 1980)

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: fle.xi’lis Fle’xi.thrix L. masc./fem. adj. flexilis, flexible; Gr. fem. n. thrix, hair; N.L. fem. n. Flexithrix, flexible hair

Gender: feminine

Type species: Flexithrix dorotheae Lewin 1970 (Approved Lists 1980)

16S rRNA gene: Analyse FASTA

Original publication: Lewin RA. Flexithrix dorotheae gen. et sp. nov. (Flexibacterales); and suggestions for reclassifying sheathed bacteria. Can J Microbiol 1970; 16:511-515.

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: 1
Total number of child taxa: 1

Parent taxon: Flammeovirgaceae Yoon et al. 2011

Assigned by: Yoon J, Adachi K, Park S, Kasai H, Yokota A. Aureibacter tunicatorum gen. nov., sp. nov., a marine bacterium isolated from a coral reef sea squirt, and description of Flammeovirgaceae fam. nov. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2011; 61:2342-2347.

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