Name: Gracilibacillus massiliensis Diop et al. 2017

Category: Species

Proposed as: sp. nov.

Etymology: mas.si.li.en’sis L. masc./fem. adj. massiliensis, relating to Massilia, the ancient Roman name of Marseille, France, where the type strain was isolated and characterized, like many other species

Gender: masculine

Type strain: Awa-1; CSUR P1441; DSM 29726

16S rRNA gene: LN626645 Analyse FASTA

Effective publication: Diop A, Khelaifia S, Armstrong N, Labas N, Fournier PE, Raoult D, Million M. Microbial culturomics unravels the halophilic microbiota repertoire of table salt: description of Gracilibacillus massiliensis sp. nov. Microb Ecol Health Dis 2016; 27:32049.

IJSEM list: Oren A, Garrity GM. Validation list no. 175. List of new names and new combinations previously effectively, but not validly, published. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2017; 67:1095-1098.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Risk group: 1

Parent taxon: Gracilibacillus Wainø et al. 1999

Assigned by: Diop A, Khelaifia S, Armstrong N, Labas N, Fournier PE, Raoult D, Million M. Microbial culturomics unravels the halophilic microbiota repertoire of table salt: description of Gracilibacillus massiliensis sp. nov. Microb Ecol Health Dis 2016; 27:32049.

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