Name: Planctopirus Scheuner et al. 2015

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: Planc.to.pi’rus Gr. adj. planktos, wandering, floating; L. fem. n. pirus, a pear tree, referring to the shape of the cells, which also occur in bundles; N.L. fem. n. Planctopirus, floating pear tree

Gender: feminine

Type species: Planctopirus limnophila corrig. (Hirsch and Müller 1986) Scheuner et al. 2015

16S rRNA gene: Analyse FASTA

Effective publication: Scheuner C, Tindall BJ, Lu M, Nolan M, Lapidus A, Cheng JF, Goodwin L, Pitluck S, Huntemann M, Liolios K, et al. Complete genome sequence of Planctomyces brasiliensis type strain (DSM 5305T), phylogenomic analysis and reclassification of Planctomycetes including the descriptions of Gimesia gen. nov., Planctopirus gen. nov. and Rubinisphaera gen. nov. and emended descriptions of the order Planctomycetales and the family Planctomycetaceae. Stand Genomic Sci 2014; 9:10.

IJSEM list: Oren A, Garrity GM. Validation list no. 162. List of new names and new combinations previously effectively, but not validly, published. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2015; 65:741-744.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Subdivision:

Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 2
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 2
Total number of child taxa: 3

Parent taxon: Planctomycetaceae Schlesner and Stackebrandt 1987

Assigned by: Scheuner C, Tindall BJ, Lu M, Nolan M, Lapidus A, Cheng JF, Goodwin L, Pitluck S, Huntemann M, Liolios K, et al. Complete genome sequence of Planctomyces brasiliensis type strain (DSM 5305T), phylogenomic analysis and reclassification of Planctomycetes including the descriptions of Gimesia gen. nov., Planctopirus gen. nov. and Rubinisphaera gen. nov. and emended descriptions of the order Planctomycetales and the family Planctomycetaceae. Stand Genomic Sci 2014; 9:10.

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