Name: Quadrisphaera Maszenan et al. 2005

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: Qua.dri.sphae’ra L. pref. num. adj. quadr-, four; Gr. fem. n. sphaera, a ball, globe, sphere; N.L. fem. n. Quadrisphaera, fourfold balls, coccus in tetrad

Gender: feminine

Type species: Quadrisphaera granulorum Maszenan et al. 2005

16S rRNA gene: Analyse FASTA

Valid publication: Maszenan AM, Tay JH, Schumann P, Jiang HL, Tay ST. Quadrisphaera granulorum gen. nov., sp. nov., a Gram-positive polyphosphate-accumulating coccus in tetrads or aggregates isolated from aerobic granules. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2005; 55:1771-1777.

IJSEM list: Euzeby JP. Notification list. Notification that new names and new combinations have appeared in volume 55, part 5 of the IJSEM. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2006; 56:7-9.

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: 2

Parent taxon: Kineosporiaceae Zhi et al. 2009

Assigned by: Zhi XY, Li WJ, Stackebrandt E. An update of the structure and 16S rRNA gene sequence-based definition of higher ranks of the class Actinobacteria, with the proposal of two new suborders and four new families and emended descriptions of the existing higher taxa. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2009; 59:589-608.

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