Name:Runellaslithyformis Larkin and Williams 1978 (Approved Lists 1980)
Proposed as: sp. nov.
sli.thy.for.mis. slithy, a nonsense word from Lewis Carroll's Jabberwocky for a fictional organism that is "slithy" (presumably a combination of slinky and lithe); L. adj. suff.-formis -is -e, -like, in the shape of; from L. fem. n.forma, figure, shape, appearance; N.L. masc./fem. adj.slithyformis, slithy in form
Larkin JM, Williams PM. Runella slithyformis gen. nov., sp. nov. a curved, nonflexible, pink bacterium. International Journal of Systematic Bacteriology 1978; 28:32-36.
Skerman VBD, McGowan V, Sneath PHA. Approved lists of bacterial names. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1980; 30:225-420.
validly published under the ICNP
Hahnke et al. 2016
Hahnke RL, Meier-Kolthoff JP, Garcia-Lopez M, Mukherjee S, Huntemann M, Ivanova NN, Woyke T, Kyrpides NC, Klenk HP, Goker M. Genome-Based Taxonomic Classification of Bacteroidetes. Front Microbiol 2016; 7:2003.
Oren A, Garrity GM. List of changes in taxonomic opinion no. 26. Notification of changes in taxonomic opinion previously published outside the IJSEM. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2017; 67:2081-2086.
The genome of the type strain was sequenced as part of the GEBA (Genomic Encyclopedia of Bacteria and Archaea) project.Publication:
Copeland A, Zhang X, Misra M, Lapidus A, Nolan M, Lucas S, Deshpande S, Cheng JF, Tapia R, Goodwin LA, et al. Complete genome sequence of the aquatic bacterium Runella slithyformis type strain (LSU 4T). Stand Genomic Sci 2012; 6:145-154.