Name: Nitrococcus Watson and Waterbury 1971 (Approved Lists 1980)

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: L. n. nitrum, native soda, natron, nitrate; M.L. masc. n. coccus, coccus, sphere; from Gr. masc. n. kokkos, grain, seed; N.L. masc. n. Nitrococcus, nitrate sphere

Type species: Nitrococcus mobilis Watson and Waterbury 1971 (Approved Lists 1980)

Effective publication: Watson SW, Waterbury JB. Characteristics of two marine nitrite oxidizing bacteria, Nitrospina gracilis nov. gen. nov. sp. and Nitrococcus mobilis nov. gen. nov. sp. Archiv fur Mikrobiologie 1971; 77:203-230.

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: 1
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 1
Total number of child taxa: 1

Parent taxon: Ectothiorhodospiraceae Imhoff 1984

Assigned by: Garrity GM, Bell JA, Lilburn T. Class III. Gammaproteobacteria class. 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. 1.

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