Name: Pirellula Schlesner and Hirsch 1987

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: L. n. pirum, pear; L. fem. dim. suff. -ella, diminutive ending; L. fem. dim. suff. -ula; N.L. fem. dim. n. Pirellula, very small pear, referring to the shape of the bacterium

Type species: Pirellula staleyi (Schlesner and Hirsch 1984) Schlesner and Hirsch 1987

Valid publication: Schlesner H, Hirsch P. Rejection of the genus name Pirella for pear-shaped budding bacteria and proposal to create the genus Pirellula gen. nov. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol. 1987; 37:441.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Subdivision:

Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 1
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 2
Total number of child taxa: 2

Parent taxon: Planctomycetaceae Schlesner and Stackebrandt 1987

Assigned by: Hahnke RL, Meier-Kolthoff JP, Garcia-Lopez M, Mukherjee S, Huntemann M, Ivanova NN, Woyke T, Kyrpides NC, Klenk HP, Goker M. Genome-Based Taxonomic Classification of Bacteroidetes. Front Microbiol 2016; 7:2003.

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