Genus Virgibacillus

Name: Virgibacillus Heyndrickx et al. 1998

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: Vir.gi.ba.cil’lus L. fem. n. virga, a green twig, transf., a branch in a family tree; N.L. masc. n. bacillus, from Bacillus, a genus of aerobic endospore-forming bacteria; N.L. masc. n. Virgibacillus, a branch of the genus Bacillus

Type species: Virgibacillus pantothenticus (Proom and Knight 1950) Heyndrickx et al. 1998

Valid publication: Heyndrickx M, Lebbe L, Kersters K, De Vos P, Forsyth G, Logan NA. Virgibacillus: a new genus to accommodate Bacillus pantothenticus (Proom and Knight 1950). Emended description of Virgibacillus pantothenticus. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol. 1998; 48:99-106.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Subdivision:

Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 33
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 36
Total number of child taxa: 40

Parent taxon: Bacillaceae Fischer 1895 (Approved Lists 1980)

Assigned by: Sundararaman A, Srinivasan S, Lee JH, Lee SS. Virgibacillus jeotgali sp. nov., isolated from Myeolchi-jeotgal, a traditional Korean high-salt-fermented anchovy. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2017; 67:158-163.

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