Blackall LL, Rossetti S, Christensson C, Cunningham M, Hartman P, Hugenholtz P, Tandoi V. The characterization and description of representatives of 'G' bacteria from activated sludge plants. Lett Appl Microbiol 1997; 25:63-69.
not validly published
preferred name (not correct name)
This taxon name is occasionally misprinted in some sources as: "Tetracococcus".
Pittman et al. (1991) suggested the abbreviation "TTCO" for this genus name but this does not appear to be of practical relevance any longer.Publication:
Pittman KF, Walczak CA, Lock CM. Codes and abbreviations for approved of effectively published names of genera of bacteria published from January 1980 to December 1990. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1991; 41:571-579.
"Tetracoccus" Blackall et al. 1997 is a later homonym of a genus name with standing in the botanical (plant) nomenclature: Tetracoccus Engelm. ex Parry 1885. Principle 2 of the 2008 Code is not retroactive, so the name would not illegitimate because of this homonymy if it was validly published. — Crook M. Personal communication, 2021-08-19.
Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 0 Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 0 Total number of child taxa: 1