Genus Pelagibaca

Name: Pelagibaca Cho and Giovannoni 2006

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: Pe.la.gi.ba’ca L. n. pelagus, the open sea, the ocean; L. fem. n. baca, berry, especially olive; N.L. fem. n. Pelagibaca, an olive-shaped bacterium of the open ocean

Type species: Pelagibaca bermudensis Cho and Giovannoni 2006

Valid publication: Cho JC, Giovannoni SJ. Pelagibaca bermudensis gen. nov., sp. nov., a novel marine bacterium within the Roseobacter clade in the order Rhodobacterales. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2006; 56:855-859.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: synonym

Correct name: Salipiger Martínez-Cánovas et al. 2004

Subdivision:

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: 2

Parent taxon: Rhodobacteraceae Garrity et al. 2006

Assigned by: Wirth JS, Whitman WB. Phylogenomic analyses of a clade within the roseobacter group suggest taxonomic reassignments of species of the genera Aestuariivita, Citreicella, Loktanella, Nautella, Pelagibaca, Ruegeria, Thalassobius, Thiobacimonas and Tropicibacter, and the proposal of six novel genera. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2018; 68:2393-2411.

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