Name: Polynucleobacter Heckmann and Schmidt 1987

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: Po.ly.nuc’le.o.bac.ter. Gr. masc. adj. polys, numerous; L. masc. n. nucleus, nut, kernel; N.L. masc. n. bacter, rod; from Gr. neut. n. baktron, a rod; N.L. masc. n. Polynucleobacter, rod with many nucleoids

Gender: masculine

Type species: Polynucleobacter necessarius Heckmann and Schmidt 1987

16S rRNA gene: Analyse FASTA

Valid publication: Heckmann K, Schmidt HJ. Polynucleobacter necessarius gen. nov., sp. nov., an obligately endosymbiotic bacterium living in the cytoplasm of Euplotes aediculatus. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol. 1987; 37:456-457.

Nomenclatural status: validly published under the ICNP

Taxonomic status: correct name

Subdivision:

Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 17
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 17
Total number of child taxa: 17

Parent taxon: Burkholderiaceae Garrity et al. 2006

Assigned by: Garrity GM, Bell JA, Lilburn T. Family I. Burkholderiaceae fam. nov. In: Brenner DJ, Krieg NR, Staley JT, Garrity GM (eds), Bergey's Manual of Systematic Bacteriology, 2nd edn, vol. 2 (The Proteobacteria), part C (The Alpha-, Beta-, Delta-, and Epsilonproteobacteria), Springer, New York, 2005, p. 575.

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Record number: 516371