Genus Egicoccus

Name: Egicoccus Zhang et al. 2016

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: M.L. masc. n. coccus, grain, seed; from Gr. masc. n. kokkos; N.L. masc. n. Egicoccus, arbitrary name formed from the acronym of the Institute of Ecology and Geography, EGI, where the first taxonomic study of this taxon was performed

Type species: Egicoccus halophilus Zhang et al. 2016

Valid publication: Zhang YG, Chen JY, Wang HF, Xiao M, Yang LL, Guo JW, Zhou EM, Zhang YM, Li WJ. Egicoccus halophilus gen. nov., sp. nov., a halophilic, alkalitolerant actinobacterium and proposal of Egicoccaceae fam. nov. and Egicoccales ord. nov. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2016; 66:530-535.

IJSEM list: Oren A, Garrity GM. Notification list. Notification that new names and new combinations have appeared in volume 66, part 2 of the IJSEM. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2016; 66:1916-1919.

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: Egicoccaceae Zhang et al. 2016

Assigned by: Zhang YG, Chen JY, Wang HF, Xiao M, Yang LL, Guo JW, Zhou EM, Zhang YM, Li WJ. Egicoccus halophilus gen. nov., sp. nov., a halophilic, alkalitolerant actinobacterium and proposal of Egicoccaceae fam. nov. and Egicoccales ord. nov. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2016; 66:530-535.

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