Name: Lewinella Sly et al. 1998

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: Le.wi.nel’la L. fem. dim. suff. -ella, diminutive ending; N.L. fem. dim. n. Lewinella, named after Professor Ralph Lewin, who first isolated these organisms

Gender: feminine

Type species: Lewinella cohaerens (Lewin 1970) Sly et al. 1998

16S rRNA gene: Analyse FASTA

Valid publication: Sly LI, Taghavi M, Fegan M. Phylogenetic heterogeneity within the genus Herpetosiphon: transfer of the marine species Herpetosiphon cohaerens, Herpetosiphon nigricans and Herpetosiphon persicus to the genus Lewinella gen. nov. in the Flexibacter-Bacteroides-Cytophaga phylum. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1998; 48:731-737.

IJSEM list: Anonymous. Notification list. Notification that new names and new combinations have appeared in volume 48, part 3 of the IJSB. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1998; 48:1085-1087.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Subdivision:

Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 11
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 12
Total number of child taxa: 12

Parent taxon: Lewinellaceae Hahnke et al. 2017

Assigned by: Hahnke RL, Meier-Kolthoff JP, Garcia-Lopez M, Mukherjee S, Huntemann M, Ivanova NN, Woyke T, Kyrpides NC, Klenk HP, Goker M. Genome-Based Taxonomic Classification of Bacteroidetes. Front Microbiol 2016; 7:2003.

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