Name: Leucothrix Oersted 1844 (Approved Lists 1980)

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: Gr. adj. leukos, clear, light; Gr. fem. n. thrix, hair; N.L. fem. n. Leucothrix, colorless hair

Gender: feminine

Type species: Leucothrix mucor Oersted 1844 (Approved Lists 1980)

16S rRNA gene: Analyse FASTA

Original publication: Oersted AS. De Regionibus marinis. Elementa Topographiae Historiconaturalis Freti Oeresund. Inaugural Dissertation. J.C. Scharling, Copenhagen, 1844.

IJSEM list: Skerman VBD, McGowan V, Sneath PHA. Approved lists of bacterial names. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1980; 30:225-420.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Subdivision:

Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 4
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 4
Total number of child taxa: 4

Parent taxon: Thiotrichaceae Garrity et al. 2005

Assigned by: Garrity GM, Bell JA, Lilburn T. Family I. Thiotrichaceae fam. nov. In: Brenner DJ, Krieg NR, Staley JT, Garrity GM (eds), Bergey's Manual of Systematic Bacteriology, 2nd edn, vol. 2 (The Proteobacteria), part B (The Gammaproteobacteria), Springer, New York, 2005, p. 131.

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