Name: Granulicoccus Maszenan et al. 2007

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: Gra.nu.li.coc’cus L. neut. n. granulum, a small grain; M.L. masc. n. coccus, a berry; N.L. masc. n. Granulicoccus, a coccus from (sludge) granules

Type species: Granulicoccus phenolivorans Maszenan et al. 2007

Valid publication: Maszenan AM, Jiang HL, Tay JH, Schumann P, Kroppenstedt RM, Tay ST. Granulicoccus phenolivorans gen. nov., sp. nov., a Gram-positive, phenol-degrading coccus isolated from phenol-degrading aerobic granules. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2007; 57:730-737.

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: Propionibacteriaceae Delwiche 1957 (Approved Lists 1980)

Assigned by: Zhi XY, Li WJ, Stackebrandt E. An update of the structure and 16S rRNA gene sequence-based definition of higher ranks of the class Actinobacteria, with the proposal of two new suborders and four new families and emended descriptions of the existing higher taxa. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2009; 59:589-608.

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