Genus Magnetococcus

Name: Magnetococcus Bazylinski et al. 2013

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: Ma.gne.to.coc’cus L. n. magnes -etis, a magnet; N.L. pref. magneto-, pertaining to a magnet; M.L. masc. n. coccus, a coccus; from Gr. masc. n. kokkos, a grain, seed; N.L. masc. n. Magnetococcus, the magnetic coccus, referring to its coccoid morphology and magnetotactic behaviour

Type species: Magnetococcus marinus Bazylinski et al. 2013

Valid publication: Bazylinski DA, Williams TJ, Lefevre CT, Berg RJ, Zhang CL, Bowser SS, Dean AJ, Beveridge TJ. Magnetococcus marinus gen. nov., sp. nov., a marine, magnetotactic bacterium that represents a novel lineage (Magnetococcaceae fam. nov., Magnetococcales ord. nov.) at the base of the Alphaproteobacteria. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2013; 63:801-808.

IJSEM list: Euzeby JP. Notification list. Notification that new names and new combinations have appeared in volume 63, part 3 of the IJSEM. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2013; 63:1939-1941.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Subdivision:

Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 1
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 1
Total number of child taxa: 1

Parent taxon: Magnetococcaceae Bazylinski et al. 2013

Assigned by: Bazylinski DA, Williams TJ, Lefevre CT, Berg RJ, Zhang CL, Bowser SS, Dean AJ, Beveridge TJ. Magnetococcus marinus gen. nov., sp. nov., a marine, magnetotactic bacterium that represents a novel lineage (Magnetococcaceae fam. nov., Magnetococcales ord. nov.) at the base of the Alphaproteobacteria. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2013; 63:801-808.

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