Species Crocosphaera watsonii

Name: Crocosphaera watsonii Zehr et al. 2019

Category: Species

Proposed as: sp. nov.

Etymology: wat’son.i.i N.L. gen. masc. n. watsonii, of Watson, referring to Kenneth Watson, a yeast biologist at the University of New England, Armidale, Australia, in whose honour the species is named

Gender: feminine

Type strains: CBFS A-098-1; WH 8501

16S rRNA gene: AY620237 Analyse FASTA

Valid publication: Mares J, Johansen JR, Hauer T, Zima JJ, Ventura S, Cuzman O, Tiribilli B, Kastovsky J. Taxonomic resolution of the genus Cyanothece (Chroococcales, Cyanobacteria), with a treatment on Gloeothece and three new genera, Crocosphaera, Rippkaea, and Zehria. J Phycol 2019; 55:578-610.

Nomenclatural status: validly published under the ICN

Taxonomic status: correct name

Parent taxon: Crocosphaera Zehr et al. 2019

Assigned by: Mares J, Johansen JR, Hauer T, Zima JJ, Ventura S, Cuzman O, Tiribilli B, Kastovsky J. Taxonomic resolution of the genus Cyanothece (Chroococcales, Cyanobacteria), with a treatment on Gloeothece and three new genera, Crocosphaera, Rippkaea, and Zehria. J Phycol 2019; 55:578-610.

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