Genus Pirellula

Name: Pirellula Schlesner and Hirsch 1987

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: pi’rum L. neut. 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

Gender: feminine

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

16S rRNA gene: Analyse FASTA

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: Pirellulaceae Dedysh et al. 2020

Assigned by: Dedysh SN, Kulichevskaya IS, Beletsky AV, Ivanova AA, Rijpstra WIC, Damste JSS, Mardanov AV, Ravin NV. Lacipirellula parvula gen. nov., sp. nov., representing a lineage of planctomycetes widespread in low-oxygen habitats, description of the family Lacipirellulaceae fam. nov. and proposal of the orders Pirellulales ord. nov., Gemmatales ord. nov. and Isosphaerales ord. nov. Syst Appl Microbiol 2020; 43:126050.

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