Name: Verrucomicrobium Schlesner 1988

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: L. fem. n. verruca, a wart; N.L. neut. n. microbium, a microbe; from Gr. adj. mikros, small; from Gr. masc. n. bios, life; N.L. neut. n. Verrucomicrobium, warty microbe

Type species: Verrucomicrobium spinosum Schlesner 1988

Effective publication: Schlesner H. Verrucomicrobium spinosum gen. nov., sp. nov.; a fimbriated prosthecate bacterium. Syst. Appl. Microbiol. 1987; 10:54-56.

IJSEM list: Anonymous. Validation list no. 25. Validation of publication of new names and new combinations previously effectively published outside the IJSB. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1988; 38:220-222.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Subdivision:

Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 1
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 1
Total number of child taxa: 1

Parent taxon: Verrucomicrobiaceae Ward-Rainey et al. 1996

Assigned by: Ward-Rainey N, Rainey FA, Schlesner H, Stackebrandt E. Assignment of hitherto unidentified 16s rDNA species to a main line of descent within the domain Bacteria. Microbiology 1995; 141:3247-3250.

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