Name:Bacillusfusiformis (ex Meyer and Gottheil 1901) Priest et al. 1989
Proposed as: sp. nov., nom. rev.
fu.si.for’mis. L. masc. n.fusus, spindle; L. masc./fem. adj. suff.-formis, -like, in the shape of; from L. fem. n.forma, figure, shape, appearance; N.L. masc./fem. adj.fusiformis, spindle-shaped
homotypic synonym, validly published under the ICNP
Bacillusfusiformis is the correct name if this species is regarded as a separate species (i.e., if its nomenclatural type is not assigned to another species whose name is validly published, legitimate and not rejected and has priority) within a separate genus Bacillus.
Basonym "Bacillus sphaericus subsp. fusiformis".
In the effective publication by Priest et al. 1988, this name is cited as Bacillus fusiformis (ex Smith et al. 1946) Priest et al. 1989 and the synonym is "Bacillus sphaericus subsp. fusiformis" Smith et al. 1946. However, according to the Index Bergeyana, the first synonym is "Bacillus fusiformis" Meyer and Gottheil 1901.Publication:
Buchanan RE, Holt JG, Lessel Jr. EF. Index Bergeyana. The Williams & Wilkins Co, Baltimore, 1966.
In Validation List no. 28, Bacillus fusiformis is erroneously proposed as a new combination (basonym: "Bacillus sphaericus subsp. fusiformis").Publication:
Euzeby JP, Kudo T. Corrigenda to the validation lists. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2001; 51:1933-1938.