Name: Levilactobacillus Zheng et al. 2020

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: Le.vi.lac.to.ba.cil’lus L. v. levare, to lift up, release, relieve; N.L. masc. n. Lactobacillus, a bacterial genus name; N.L. masc. n. Levilactobacillus, a lactobacillus with leavening potential, referring to the occurrence of multiple species in the genus in type I sourdoughs that are used as sole leavening agent

Gender: masculine

Type species: Levilactobacillus brevis (Orla-Jensen 1919) Zheng et al. 2020

16S rRNA gene: Analyse FASTA

Valid publication: Zheng J, Wittouck S, Salvetti E, Franz CMAP, Harris HMB, Mattarelli P, O'Toole PW, Pot B, Vandamme P, Walter J, et al. A taxonomic note on the genus Lactobacillus: Description of 23 novel genera, emended description of the genus Lactobacillus Beijerinck 1901, and union of Lactobacillaceae and Leuconostocaceae. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2020; 70:2782-2858.

IJSEM list: Oren A, Garrity GM. Notification list. Notification that new names and new combinations have appeared in volume 70, part 4 of the IJSEM. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2020; 70:4050-4060.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Subdivision:

Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 22
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 23
Total number of child taxa: 24

Parent taxon: Lactobacillaceae Winslow et al. 1917 (Approved Lists 1980)

Assigned by: Zheng J, Wittouck S, Salvetti E, Franz CMAP, Harris HMB, Mattarelli P, O'Toole PW, Pot B, Vandamme P, Walter J, et al. A taxonomic note on the genus Lactobacillus: Description of 23 novel genera, emended description of the genus Lactobacillus Beijerinck 1901, and union of Lactobacillaceae and Leuconostocaceae. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2020; 70:2782-2858.

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