Name: Herpetosiphon persicus Lewin 1970 (Approved Lists 1980)

Category: Species

Proposed as: sp. nov.

Etymology: per’si.cus L. neut. adj. persicum, a peach; Gr. masc. adj. suff. -icus, suffix used with the sense of pertaining to; L. masc. adj. persicus, Persian, here intended to mean peach-coloured

Gender: masculine

Type strains: ATCC 23167; DSM 23188; NBRC 102663; NCIMB 1396; strain T-3

16S rRNA gene: AF039295 Analyse FASTA

Original publication: Lewin RA. New Herpetosiphon species (Flexibacterales). Can J Microbiol 1970; 16:517-520.

IJSEM list: Skerman VBD, McGowan V, Sneath PHA. Approved lists of bacterial names. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1980; 30:225-420.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: synonym

Correct name: Lewinella persica (Lewin 1970) Sly et al. 1998

Risk group: 1

Parent taxon: Herpetosiphon Holt and Lewin 1968 (Approved Lists 1980)

Assigned by: Lewin RA. New Herpetosiphon species (Flexibacterales). Can J Microbiol 1970; 16:517-520.

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