Matsumae et al. (1968) assigned this genus to the family Actinoplanaceae Couch 1955 (Approved Lists 1980).Publication:
Matsumae A, Ohtani M, Takeshima H, Hata T. A new genus of the Actinomycetales: Kitasatoa gen. nov. J Antibiot (Tokyo) 1968; 21:616-625.
For the type species of this genus another name is in use, which is affiliated with the genus Streptomyces Waksman and Henrici 1943 (Approved Lists 1980).Publication:
Goodfellow M, Williams ST, Alderson G. Transfer of Kitasatoa purpurea Matsumae and Hata to the genus Streptomyces as Streptomyces purpureus comb. nov. Syst. Appl. Microbiol. 1986; 8:65-66.
This taxon name is occasionally misprinted in some sources as: "Kitasaioa"; "Kitusato".
Kitasatoa is the correct name if this genus is regarded as a separate genus (i.e., if its nomenclatural type is not assigned to another genus whose name is validly published, legitimate and not rejected and has priority).
The authority of the taxon name (Matsumae and Hata) deliberately differs from the authors of the publication (Matsumae et al.).
The BRCs most frequently used for deposits in this group are: ATCC: 4; JCM: 4; DSM: 2; IFO: 1; NRRL: 1; BCRC: 1; VKM: 1; KCTC: 1; NCIMB: 1; CCRC: 1.
Pittman et al. (1991) suggested the abbreviation "KTST" for this genus name but this does not appear to be of practical relevance any longer.Publication:
Pittman KF, Walczak CA, Lock CM. Codes and abbreviations for approved of effectively published names of genera of bacteria published from January 1980 to December 1990. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1991; 41:571-579.
Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 0 Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 4 Total number of child taxa: 4