Name: Phycicoccus Lee 2006

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: Phy.ci.coc’cus L. n. phycos -i; from Gr. n. phukos, seaweed; M.L. masc. n. coccus; from Gr. masc. n. kokkos, a grain or berry; N.L. masc. n. Phycicoccus, coccus from seaweed

Type species: Phycicoccus jejuensis Lee 2006

Valid publication: Lee SD. Phycicoccus jejuensis gen. nov., sp. nov., an actinomycete isolated from seaweed. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2006; 56:2369-2373.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Subdivision:

Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 5
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 12
Total number of child taxa: 13

Parent taxon: Intrasporangiaceae Rainey et al. 1997

Assigned by: Zhi XY, Li WJ, Stackebrandt E. An update of the structure and 16S rRNA gene sequence-based definition of higher ranks of the class Actinobacteria, with the proposal of two new suborders and four new families and emended descriptions of the existing higher taxa. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2009; 59:589-608.

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