heterotypic synonym, validly published under the ICNP
Urios et al. (2008) assigned this genus to the family Alteromonadaceae Ivanova and Mikhailov 2001.Publication:
Urios L, Agogue H, Intertaglia L, Lesongeur F, Lebaron P. Melitea salexigens gen. nov., sp. nov., a gammaproteobacterium from the Mediterranean Sea. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2008; 58:2479-2483.
For the type species of this genus another name is in use, which is affiliated with the genus Spongiibacter Graeber et al. 2008.Publication:
Graeber I, Kaesler I, Borchert MS, Dieckmann R, Pape T, Lurz R, Nielsen P, von Dohren H, Michaelis W, Szewzyk U. Spongiibacter marinus gen. nov., sp. nov., a halophilic marine bacterium isolated from the boreal sponge Haliclona sp. 1. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2008; 58:585-590.
This taxon name is occasionally misprinted in some sources as: "Meliea".
Melitea is the correct name if this genus is regarded as a separate genus (i.e., if its nomenclatural type is not assigned to another genus whose name is validly published, legitimate and not rejected and has priority).
The phylogenomic assignment score of this taxon is 0.35797 (N = 2).
The BRCs most frequently used for deposits in this group are: DSM: 1; CIP: 1.
Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 0 Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 1 Total number of child taxa: 1
Spring S, Scheuner C, Goker M, Klenk HP. A taxonomic framework for emerging groups of ecologically important marine gammaproteobacteria based on the reconstruction of evolutionary relationships using genome-scale data. Front Microbiol 2015; 6:281.
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