Name: Pelczaria Poston 1994

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: N.L. fem. n. Pelczaria, named for Michael J. Pelczar, Jr., Ph. D., a microbiologist who worked with Neisseria and "false" Neisseria and taught for many years at the University of Maryland. Aurantia; L. fem. n. aura, gold; M.L. fem. adj. orange

Type species: Pelczaria aurantia Poston 1994

Effective publication: Poston JM. Pelczaria aurantia gen. nov., sp. nov., a newly described orange-colored bacterium. Arch Microbiol 1993; 160:114-120.

IJSEM list: Anonymous. Validation list no. 48. Validation of publication of new names and new combinations previously effectively published outside the IJSB. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1994; 44:182-183.

Nomenclatural status: validly published, rejected name

Taxonomic status: synonym

Correct name: Kocuria Stackebrandt et al. 1995

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: 1

Parent taxon: Micrococcaceae Pribram 1929 (Approved Lists 1980)

Assigned by: Schumann P, Tindall BJ, Mendrock U, Kramer I, Stackebrandt E. Pelczaria aurantia ATCC 49321T (=DSM 12801T) is a strain of Kocuria rosea (Flugge 1886) Stackebrandt et al. 1995. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2000; 50:1421-1424.

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