Name: Aquisphaera Bondoso et al. 2011

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: A.qui.sphae’ra L. fem. n. aqua, water; Gr. fem. n. sphaera, a ball, globe, sphere; N.L. fem. n. Aquisphaera, a spherical bacterium living in freshwater

Type species: Aquisphaera giovannonii Bondoso et al. 2011

Valid publication: Bondoso J, Albuquerque L, Nobre MF, Lobo-da-Cunha A, da Costa MS, Lage OM. Aquisphaera giovannonii gen. nov., sp. nov., a planctomycete isolated from a freshwater aquarium. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2011; 61:2844-2850.

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: Isosphaeraceae Kulichevskaya et al. 2016

Assigned by: Kulichevskaya IS, Ivanova AA, Suzina NE, Rijpstra WIC, Sinninghe Damste JS, Dedysh SN. Paludisphaera borealis gen. nov., sp. nov., a hydrolytic planctomycete from northern wetlands, and proposal of Isosphaeraceae fam. nov. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2016; 66:837-844.

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