Genus "Lokiarchaeum"

Name: "Lokiarchaeum" Spang et al. 2015

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: N.L. neut. n. Lokiarchaeum, made in reference to the sampling location, Loki’s Castle, which in turn was named after the Norse mythology’s shape-shifting deity Loki

Gender: neuter

Original publication: Spang A, Saw JH, Jorgensen SL, Zaremba-Niedzwiedzka K, Martijn J, Lind AE, van Eijk R, Schleper C, Guy L, Ettema TJG. Complex archaea that bridge the gap between prokaryotes and eukaryotes. Nature 2015; 521:173-179.

Nomenclatural status: not validly published

Parent taxon: [Lokiarchaeota, not assigned to family]

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