Genus Microsphaera

Name: Microsphaera Yoshimi et al. 1996

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: sphae’ra Gr. adj. micros, small; Gr. fem. n. sphaera, sphere; N.L. fem. n. Microsphaera, small coccoid microorganism

Type species: Microsphaera multipartita Yoshimi et al. 1996

Valid publication: Yoshimi Y, Hiraishi A, Nakamura K. Isolation and characterization of Microsphaera multipartita gen. nov., sp. nov., a polysaccharide-accumulating gram-positive bacterium from activated sludge. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol. 1996; 46:519-525.

IJSEM list: Anonymous. Notification list. Notification that new names and new combinations have appeared in volume 46, part 2 of the IJSB. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1996; 46:838.

Nomenclatural status: validly published, illegitimate name

Taxonomic status: synonym

Correct name: Nakamurella Tao et al. 2004


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

Parent taxon: Nakamurellaceae Tao et al. 2004

Assigned by: Tao TS, Yue YY, Chen WX, Chen WF. Proposal of Nakamurella gen. nov. as a substitute for the bacterial genus Microsphaera Yoshimi et al. 1996 and Nakamurellaceae fam. nov. as a substitute for the illegitimate bacterial family Microsphaeraceae Rainey et al. 1997. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2004; 54:999-1000.

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