Name: Planococcus alkanoclasticus Engelhardt et al. 2001

Category: Species

Proposed as: sp. nov.

Etymology: N.L. neut. n. alkanum, alkane; Gr. adj. klastos, broken in pieces; N.L. masc. adj. alkanoclasticus, breaking alcanes

Gender: masculine

Type strain: CIP 107718; MAE2; NCIMB 13489

16S rRNA gene: AF029364 Analyse FASTA

Effective publication: Engelhardt MA, Daly K, Swannell RP, Head IM. Isolation and characterization of a novel hydrocarbon-degrading, Gram-positive bacterium, isolated from intertidal beach sediment, and description of Planococcus alkanoclasticus sp. nov. J Appl Microbiol 2001; 90:237-247.

IJSEM list: Anonymous. Validation list no. 81. List of new names and new combinations previously effectively, but not validly, published. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2001; 51:1229.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Risk group: 1

Parent taxon: Planococcus Migula 1894 (Approved Lists 1980)

Assigned by: Engelhardt MA, Daly K, Swannell RP, Head IM. Isolation and characterization of a novel hydrocarbon-degrading, Gram-positive bacterium, isolated from intertidal beach sediment, and description of Planococcus alkanoclasticus sp. nov. J Appl Microbiol 2001; 90:237-247.

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