Name: "Lacunisphaera" Rast et al. 2017

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: La.cu.ni.sphae.ra L. fem. n. lacuna, a little lake, referring to the origin of the organism; Gr. fem. n. sphaera, a ball, globe, sphere; N.L. fem. n. Lacunisphaera, a spherical microorganism from a lake

Original publication: Rast P, Glockner I, Boedeker C, Jeske O, Wiegand S, Reinhardt R, Schumann P, Rohde M, Spring S, Glockner FO, et al. Three Novel Species with Peptidoglycan Cell Walls form the New Genus Lacunisphaera gen. nov. in the Family Opitutaceae of the Verrucomicrobial Subdivision 4. Front Microbiol 2017; 8:202.

Nomenclatural status: not validly published

Parent taxon: Opitutaceae Choo et al. 2007

Assigned by: Rast P, Glockner I, Boedeker C, Jeske O, Wiegand S, Reinhardt R, Schumann P, Rohde M, Spring S, Glockner FO, et al. Three Novel Species with Peptidoglycan Cell Walls form the New Genus Lacunisphaera gen. nov. in the Family Opitutaceae of the Verrucomicrobial Subdivision 4. Front Microbiol 2017; 8:202.

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