Genus Priestia

Name: Priestia Gupta et al. 2020

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: Pries’ti.a N.L. fem. n. Priestia, named for the British microbiologist Prof. Fergus G. Priest (Heriot-Watt University, Edinbugth; 1948-2019) for his many contributions to the systematics and uses of the members of the genus Bacillus

Gender: feminine

Type species: Priestia megaterium (de Bary 1884) Gupta et al. 2020

16S rRNA gene: Analyse FASTA

Valid publication: Gupta RS, Patel S, Saini N, Chen S. Robust demarcation of 17 distinct Bacillus species clades, proposed as novel Bacillaceae genera, by phylogenomics and comparative genomic analyses: description of Robertmurraya kyonggiensis sp. nov. and proposal for an emended genus Bacillus limiting it only to the members of the Subtilis and Cereus clades of species. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2020; 70:5753-5798.

IJSEM list: Oren A, Garrity GM. Notification list. Notification that new names and new combinations have appeared in volume 70, part 11 of the IJSEM. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2021; 71:4645.

Nomenclatural status: validly published under the ICNP

Taxonomic status: correct name

Subdivision:

Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 10
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 10
Total number of child taxa: 10

Parent taxon: Bacillaceae Fischer 1895 (Approved Lists 1980)

Assigned by: Gupta RS, Patel S, Saini N, Chen S. Robust demarcation of 17 distinct Bacillus species clades, proposed as novel Bacillaceae genera, by phylogenomics and comparative genomic analyses: description of Robertmurraya kyonggiensis sp. nov. and proposal for an emended genus Bacillus limiting it only to the members of the Subtilis and Cereus clades of species. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2020; 70:5753-5798.

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Record number: 14526