Genus Lentisphaera

Name: Lentisphaera Cho et al. 2004

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: len’tus Len.ti.sphae’ra L. masc. adj. lentus, sticky; Gr. fem. n. sphaîra, sphere; N.L. fem. n. Lentisphaera, a sticky sphere

Gender: feminine

Type species: Lentisphaera araneosa Cho et al. 2004

16S rRNA gene: Analyse FASTA

Effective publication: Cho JC, Vergin KL, Morris RM, Giovannoni SJ. Lentisphaera araneosa gen. nov., sp. nov, a transparent exopolymer producing marine bacterium, and the description of a novel bacterial phylum, Lentisphaerae. Environ Microbiol 2004; 6:611-621.

IJSEM list: Euzeby JP. Validation list no. 98. List of new names and new combinations previously effectively, but not validly, published. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2004; 54:1005-1006.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name


Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 3
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 3
Total number of child taxa: 3

Parent taxon: Lentisphaeraceae Cho and Hedlund 2012

Assigned by: Cho J-C, Hedlund BP. Family I. Lentisphaeraceae fam. nov. In: Krieg NR, Staley JT, Brown DR, Hedlund BP, Paster BJ, Ward NL, Ludwig W, Whitman WB (eds), Bergey's Manual of Systematic Bacteriology, 2nd edn, vol. 4, Springer, New York, 2010, p. 788.

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