Name: Megasphaera Rogosa 1971 (Approved Lists 1980)

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: Gr. adj. megâs, big; Gr. fem. n. [σφαῖρα] sphaîra, a sphere; N.L. fem. n. Megasphaera, big sphere

Gender: feminine

Type species: Megasphaera elsdenii (Gutierrez et al. 1959) Rogosa 1971 (Approved Lists 1980)

16S rRNA gene: Analyse FASTA

Effective publication: Rogosa M. Transfer of Peptostreptococcus elsdenii Gutierrez et al. to a new genus, Megasphaera [M. elsdenii (Gutierrez et al) comb. nov.]. International Journal of Systematic Bacteriology 1971; 21:187-189.

IJSEM list: Skerman VBD, McGowan V, Sneath PHA. Approved lists of bacterial names. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1980; 30:225-420.

Nomenclatural status: validly published under the ICNP

Taxonomic status: correct name


Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 12
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 12
Total number of child taxa: 13

Parent taxon: Veillonellaceae Rogosa 1971 (Approved Lists 1980)

Assigned by: Campbell C, Adeolu M, Gupta RS. Genome-based taxonomic framework for the class Negativicutes: division of the class Negativicutes into the orders Selenomonadales emend., Acidaminococcales ord. nov. and Veillonellales ord. nov. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2015; 65:3203-3215.

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