Genus Margalitia

Name: Margalitia Gupta et al. 2020

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: Mar.ga.li’ti.a N.L. fem. n. Margalitia, named after Prof. Joel Margalit (1933-2011, Ben-Gurion University, Israel), who discovered the insecticide action of Bacillus thuringiensis var. israelensis, used for controlling mosquitoes and black flies, which serve as vectors for many diseases

Gender: feminine

Type species: Margalitia shackletonii Gupta et al. 2020

Valid publication: Gupta RS, Patel S, Saini N, Chen S. Robust demarcation of 17 distinct Bacillus species clades, proposed as novel Bacillaceae genera, by phylogenomics and comparative genomic analyses: description of Robertmurraya kyonggiensis sp. nov. and proposal for an emended genus Bacillus limiting it only to the members of the Subtilis and Cereus clades of species. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2020; 0:0.

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: Bacillaceae Fischer 1895 (Approved Lists 1980)

Assigned by: Gupta RS, Patel S, Saini N, Chen S. Robust demarcation of 17 distinct Bacillus species clades, proposed as novel Bacillaceae genera, by phylogenomics and comparative genomic analyses: description of Robertmurraya kyonggiensis sp. nov. and proposal for an emended genus Bacillus limiting it only to the members of the Subtilis and Cereus clades of species. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2020; 0:0.

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