Name: Spirillospora Couch 1963 (Approved Lists 1980)

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: Gr. fem. n. speîra, a spiral; N.L. neut. dim. n. spirillum, a short spiral; Gr. fem. n. spora, a seed and, in biology, a spore; N.L. fem. n. Spirillospora, an organism with spores in spirals

Gender: feminine

Type species: Spirillospora albida Couch 1963 (Approved Lists 1980)

16S rRNA gene: Analyse FASTA

Original publication: Couch NJ. Some new genera and species of the Actinoplanaceae. Journal of the Elisha Mitchell Scientific Society 1963; 79:53-70.

IJSEM list: Skerman VBD, McGowan V, Sneath PHA. Approved lists of bacterial names. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1980; 30:225-420.

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: Thermomonosporaceae Rainey et al. 1997

Assigned by: Stackebrandt E, Rainey FA, Ward-Rainey NL. Proposal for a new hierarchic classification system, Actinobacteria classis nov. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol. 1997; 47:479-491.

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