heterotypic synonym, validly published under the ICNP
Hördt et al. 2020
Hordt A, Lopez MG, Meier-Kolthoff JP, Schleuning M, Weinhold LM, Tindall BJ, Gronow S, Kyrpides NC, Woyke T, Goker M. Analysis of 1,000+ Type-Strain Genomes Substantially Improves Taxonomic Classification of Alphaproteobacteria. Front Microbiol 2020; 11:468.
Oren A, Garrity GM. List of changes in taxonomic opinion no. 32. Notification of changes in taxonomic opinion previously published outside the IJSEM. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2020; 70:4061-4090.
According to Liu et al. (2018), this species is a later heterotypic synonym of Mameliellaalba Zheng et al. 2010.Publication:
Liu Y, Zhang X, Lai Q, Shao Z. Reclassification of Mameliella phaeodactyli, Mameliella atlantica, Ponticoccus lacteus and Alkalimicrobium pacificum as later heterotypic synonyms of Mameliella alba and an emended description of Mameliella alba. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2018; 68:1047-1051.
Synonymy of this taxon was mentioned in an IJSEM list.Publication:
Oren A, Garrity GM. Notification list. Notification that new names and new combinations have appeared in volume 68, part 4 of the IJSEM. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2018; 68:2134-2136.
The terminology used by the authors is in line with many other taxonomic studies and does not negatively affect their main results; some improvements may nevertheless be possible. Using the term "phylogenetic data" (or equivalent) for sequence data is not advocated. Whether taxa can have "members" is debatable. See the LPSN phylogeny page for details.Publication:
Göker M. What can genome analysis offer for bacteria? In: Bridge P, Smith D, Stackebrandt E (eds), Trends in the systematics of bacteria and fungi, CAB International, Wallingford, 2021, p. 255-281.
Ponticoccuslacteus 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 Ponticoccus.