According to Ludwig et al. (2021), this "species affiliates with Cystobacter, and may be reclassified ".Publication:
Ludwig W, Viver T, Westram R, Francisco Gago J, Bustos-Caparros E, Knittel K, Amann R, Rossello-Mora R. Release LTP_12_2020, featuring a new ARB alignment and improved 16S rRNA tree for prokaryotic type strains. Syst Appl Microbiol 2021; 44:126218.
According to Yarza et al. (2013), an "un-sequenced orphan species where descriptions, illustrations or dead preserved material serve as the type.".Publication:
Yarza P, Sproer C, Swiderski J, Mrotzek N, Spring S, Tindall BJ, Gronow S, Pukall R, Klenk HP, Lang E, et al. Sequencing orphan species initiative (SOS): Filling the gaps in the 16S rRNA gene sequence database for all species with validly published names. Syst Appl Microbiol 2013; 36:69-73.
In accordance with Rule 18f of the International Code of Nomenclature of Bacteria, strain Me b8 (DSM 14713 JCM 12633) has been designated as the type strain of Melittangium boletus by Lang and Reichenbach (2013); these authors also provided the 16S rRNA gene sequence accession number given above.Publication:
Lang E, Reichenbach H. Designation of type strains for seven species of the order Myxococcales and proposal for neotype strains of Cystobacter ferrugineus, Cystobacter minus and Polyangium fumosum. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2013; 63:4354-4360.