Genus Deinococcus

Name: Deinococcus Brooks and Murray 1981

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: Gr. adj. deinos, strange or unusual (derived from a noun meaning fear, through the idea of forgetting the name of a fearful, i.e. strange); M.L. masc. n. coccus, coccus; from Gr. masc. n. kokkos, grain, seed; N.L. masc. n. Deinococcus, unusual coccus

Gender: masculine

Type species: Deinococcus radiodurans (ex Raj et al. 1960) Brooks and Murray 1981

16S rRNA gene: Analyse FASTA

Valid publication: Brooks BW, Murray RGE. Nomenclature for "Micrococcus radiodurans" and other radiation-resistant cocci: Deinococcaceae fam. nov. and Deinococcus gen. nov., including five species. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol. 1981; 31:353-360.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Subdivision:

Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 83
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 86
Total number of child taxa: 93

Parent taxon: Deinococcaceae Brooks and Murray 1981

Assigned by: Brooks BW, Murray RGE. Nomenclature for "Micrococcus radiodurans" and other radiation-resistant cocci: Deinococcaceae fam. nov. and Deinococcus gen. nov., including five species. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol. 1981; 31:353-360.

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