Name: Thermobifida Zhang et al. 1998

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: Gr. masc. adj. thermos, hot; L. masc. adj. bifidus, cleft; N.L. fem. n. Thermobifida, the heat(-loving) cleft (sporophores)

Type species: Thermobifida alba (Locci et al. 1967) Zhang et al. 1998

16S rRNA gene: Analyse FASTA

Valid publication: Zhang Z, Wang Y, Ruan J. Reclassification of Thermomonospora and Microtetraspora. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1998; 48:411-422.

IJSEM list: Anonymous. Notification list. Notification that new names and new combinations have appeared in volume 48, part 2 of the IJSB. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1998; 48:633-634.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Subdivision:

Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 4
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 4
Total number of child taxa: 5

Parent taxon: Nocardiopsaceae Rainey et al. 1996

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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