Name: Sphaerochaeta Ritalahti et al. 2012

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: Gr. fem. n. sphaîra, a sphere (Latin transliteration sphaera); Gr. fem. n. chaitê, long flowing hair (Latin transliteration chaeta); N.L. fem. n. Sphaerochaeta, round cells along threads of hair, indicative of a round morphology with a derivation from spirochaetal ancestry

Gender: feminine

Type species: Sphaerochaeta globosa Ritalahti et al. 2012

16S rRNA gene: Analyse FASTA

Valid publication: Ritalahti KM, Justicia-Leon SD, Cusick KD, Ramos-Hernandez N, Rubin M, Dornbush J, Loffler FE. Sphaerochaeta globosa gen. nov., sp. nov. and Sphaerochaeta pleomorpha sp. nov., free-living, spherical spirochaetes. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2012; 62:210-216.

IJSEM list: Euzeby JP. Notification list. Notification that new names and new combinations have appeared in volume 62, part 1 of the IJSEM. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2012; 62:757-758.

Nomenclatural status: validly published under the ICNP

Taxonomic status: correct name

Subdivision:

Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 5
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 6
Total number of child taxa: 7

Parent taxon: Sphaerochaetaceae Hördt et al. 2020

Assigned by: Bidzhieva SK, Sokolova DS, Grouzdev DS, Kostrikina NA, Poltaraus AB, Tourova TP, Shcherbakova VA, Troshina OY, Nazina TN. Sphaerochaeta halotolerans sp. nov., a novel spherical halotolerant spirochete from a Russian heavy oil reservoir, emended description of the genus Sphaerochaeta, reclassification of Sphaerochaeta coccoides to a new genus Parasphaerochaeta gen. nov. as Parasphaerochaeta coccoides comb. nov. and proposal of Sphaerochaetaceae fam. nov. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2020; 70:4748-4759.

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Record number: 518162