Name: Alterococcus Shieh and Jean 1999

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: L. adj. alter -tera -terum, another, different; M.L. masc. n. coccus, coccus; from Gr. masc. n. kokkos, grain, seed; N.L. masc. n. Alterococcus, another coccus

Type species: Alterococcus agarolyticus Shieh and Jean 1999

Effective publication: Shieh WY, Jean WD. Alterococcus agarolyticus, gen.nov., sp.nov., a halophilic thermophilic bacterium capable of agar degradation. Can J Microbiol 1998; 44:637-645.

IJSEM list: Anonymous. Validation list no. 69. Validation of publication of new names and new combinations previously effectively published outside the IJSB. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1999; 49:341-342.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Subdivision:

Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 1
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 1
Total number of child taxa: 1

Parent taxon: Opitutaceae Choo et al. 2007

Assigned by: Choo YJ, Lee K, Song J, Cho JC. Puniceicoccus vermicola gen. nov., sp. nov., a novel marine bacterium, and description of Puniceicoccaceae fam. nov., Puniceicoccales ord. nov., Opitutaceae fam. nov., Opitutales ord. nov. and Opitutae classis nov. in the phylum 'Verrucomicrobia'. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2007; 57:532-537.

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