Name: Tetrasphaera Maszenan et al. 2000

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: Te.tra.sphae’ra Gr. n. tetra, four; Gr. fem. n. sphaera, sphere; N.L. fem. n. Tetrasphaera, four spherical bacterial cells

Type species: Tetrasphaera japonica Maszenan et al. 2000

Valid publication: Maszenan AM, Seviour RJ, Patel BK, Schumann P, Burghardt J, Tokiwa Y, Stratton HM. Three isolates of novel polyphosphate-accumulating gram-positive cocci, obtained from activated sludge, belong to a new genus, Tetrasphaera gen. nov., and description of two new species, Tetrasphaera japonica sp. nov. and Tetrasphaera australiensis sp. nov. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2000; 50:593-603.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name


Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 5
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 8
Total number of child taxa: 8

Parent taxon: Intrasporangiaceae Rainey et al. 1997

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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