Name: Myxococcus Thaxter 1892 (Approved Lists 1980)

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: My.xo.coc.cus. Gr. fem. n. myxa, mucus, slime; N.L. masc. n. coccus, coccus; from Gr. masc. n. kokkos, grain, seed; N.L. masc. n. Myxococcus, slime coccus

Gender: masculine (stem: Myxococc-)

Type species: Myxococcus fulvus (Cohn 1875) Jahn 1911 (Approved Lists 1980)

16S rRNA gene: Analyse FASTA

Effective publication: Thaxter R. On the Myxobacteriaceae, a new order of Schizomycetes. Botanical Gazette 1892; 17:389-406.

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

Risk group: 1


Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 10
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 14
Total number of child taxa: 15

Parent taxon: Myxococcaceae Jahn 1924 (Approved Lists 1980)

Assigned by: Parker CD. Genus V. Thiobacillus Beijerinck 1904. In: Breed RS, Murray EGD, Smith NR (eds), Bergey's Manual of Determinative Bacteriology, 7th edition, The Williams & Wilkins Co, Baltimore, 1957, p. 83-88.

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Record number: 516145
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