Name: Moritella Urakawa et al. 1999

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: N.L. fem. dim. n. Moritella, named after Richard Y. Morita to honor his work in marine microbiology

Gender: feminine

Type species: Moritella marina (Baumann et al. 1984) Urakawa et al. 1999

16S rRNA gene: Analyse FASTA

Effective publication: Urakawa H, Kita-Tsukamoto K, Steven SE, Ohwada K, Colwell RR. A proposal to transfer Vibrio marinus (Russell 1891) to a new genus Moritella gen. nov. as Moritella marina comb. nov. FEMS Microbiol Lett 1998; 165:373-378.

IJSEM list: Anonymous. Validation list no. 69. Validation of publication of new names and new combinations previously effectively published outside the IJSB. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1999; 49:341-342.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Subdivision:

Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 7
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 7
Total number of child taxa: 7

Parent taxon: Moritellaceae Ivanova et al. 2004

Assigned by: Ivanova EP, Flavier S, Christen R. Phylogenetic relationships among marine Alteromonas-like proteobacteria: emended description of the family Alteromonadaceae and proposal of Pseudoalteromonadaceae fam. nov., Colwelliaceae fam. nov., Shewanellaceae fam. nov., Moritellaceae fam. nov., Ferrimonadaceae fam. nov., Idiomarinaceae fam. nov. and Psychromonadaceae fam. nov. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2004; 54:1773-1788.

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