Name: Demetria Groth et al. 1997

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: Gr. fem. n. Dêmêtêr, Greek female god of agriculture and wives; L. fem. suff. -ia, suff. denoting belonging to; N.L. fem. n. Demetria, belonging to Dêmêtêr, intended to mean a bacterium being responsible for fertility

Type species: Demetria terragena Groth et al. 1997

Valid publication: Groth I, Schumann P, Rainey FA, Martin K, Schuetze B, Augsten K. Demetria terragena gen. nov., sp. nov., a new genus of actinomycetes isolated from compost soil. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1997; 47:1129-1133.

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: Dermacoccaceae Schumann and Stackebrandt 2000

Assigned by: Stackebrandt E, Schumann P. Description of Bogoriellaceae fam. nov., Dermacoccaceae fam. nov., Rarobacteraceae fam. nov. and Sanguibacteraceae fam. nov. and emendation of some families of the suborder Micrococcineae. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2000; 50:1279-1285.

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