heterotypic synonym, validly published under the ICNP
Nomenclatural type of the genus Melitea Urios et al. 2008.Publication:
Urios L, Agogue H, Intertaglia L, Lesongeur F, Lebaron P. Melitea salexigens gen. nov., sp. nov., a gammaproteobacterium from the Mediterranean Sea. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2008; 58:2479-2483.
According to Jang et al. (2011), this species is a later heterotypic synonym of Spongiibactermarinus Graeber et al. 2008.Publication:
Jang GI, Hwang CY, Choi HG, Kang SH, Cho BC. Description of Spongiibacter borealis sp. nov., isolated from Arctic seawater, and reclassification of Melitea salexigens Urios et al. 2008 as a later heterotypic synonym of Spongiibacter marinus Graeber et al. 2008 with emended descriptions of the genus Spongiibacter and Spongiibacter marinus. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2011; 61:2895-2900.
Meliteasalexigens 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 Melitea.
The genome of the type strain was sequenced as part of the GEBA (Genomic Encyclopedia of Bacteria and Archaea) project.Publication:
Mukherjee S, Seshadri R, Varghese NJ, Eloe-Fadrosh EA, Meier-Kolthoff JP, Goker M, Coates RC, Hadjithomas M, Pavlopoulos GA, Paez-Espino D, et al. 1,003 reference genomes of bacterial and archaeal isolates expand coverage of the tree of life. Nat Biotechnol 2017; 35:676-683.