Name: Martelella Rivas et al. 2005

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: N.L. fem. dim. n. Martelella, in honour of the French explorer E. Martel, who, in 1896, discovered Lake Martel inside the caves of Drach in Mallorca, the site where the micro-organism was isolated

Gender: feminine

Type species: Martelella mediterranea Rivas et al. 2005

16S rRNA gene: Analyse FASTA

Valid publication: Rivas R, Sanchez-Marquez S, Mateos PF, Martinez-Molina E, Velazquez E. Martelella mediterranea gen. nov., sp. nov., a novel alpha-proteobacterium isolated from a subterranean saline lake. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2005; 55:955-959.

IJSEM list: Euzeby JP. Notification list. Notification that new names and new combinations have appeared in volume 55, part 2 of the IJSEM. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2005; 55:1399-1402.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Subdivision:

Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 8
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 8
Total number of child taxa: 8

Parent taxon: Rhizobiaceae Conn 1938 (Approved Lists 1980)

Assigned by: Hordt A, Lopez MG, Meier-Kolthoff JP, Schleuning M, Weinhold LM, Tindall BJ, Gronow S, Kyrpides NC, Woyke T, Goker M. Analysis of 1,000+ Type-Strain Genomes Substantially Improves Taxonomic Classification of Alphaproteobacteria. Front Microbiol 2020; 11:468.

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