Name: "Candidatus Pinguicoccus" Serra et al. 2020

Category: Genus

Proposed as: Candidatus

Etymology: Pin.gui.coc’cus L. adj. pinguis, fat; M.L. masc. n. coccus, coccus; from Gr. masc. n. kokkos, grain, seed; N.L. masc. n. Pinguicoccus, a fat coccus, because of its rounded body shape and because it was often found associated with host’s lipid droplets

Gender: masculine

Type species: "Candidatus Pinguicoccus supinus" Serra et al. 2020

16S rRNA gene: Analyse FASTA

Original publication: Serra V, Gammuto L, Nitla V, Castelli M, Lanzoni O, Sassera D, Bandi C, Sandeep BV, Verni F, Modeo L, et al. Morphology, ultrastructure, genomics, and phylogeny of Euplotes vanleeuwenhoeki sp. nov. and its ultra-reduced endosymbiont "Candidatus Pinguicoccus supinus" sp. nov. Sci Rep 2020; 10:20311.

Nomenclatural status: not validly published

Subdivision:

Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 0
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 0
Total number of child taxa: 1

Parent taxon: Puniceicoccaceae Choo et al. 2007

Assigned by: Serra V, Gammuto L, Nitla V, Castelli M, Lanzoni O, Sassera D, Bandi C, Sandeep BV, Verni F, Modeo L, et al. Morphology, ultrastructure, genomics, and phylogeny of Euplotes vanleeuwenhoeki sp. nov. and its ultra-reduced endosymbiont "Candidatus Pinguicoccus supinus" sp. nov. Sci Rep 2020; 10:20311.

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Record number: 15782