Name: Prochlorococcus Chisholm et al. 2001

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: Gr. prep. pro, before, primitive; Gr. adj. chlôros, green; Gr. masc. n. kokkos, grain or kernel; N.L. masc. n. Prochlorococcus, primitive green kernel (cell)

Type species: Prochlorococcus marinus Chisholm et al. 2001

Effective publication: Chisholm SW, Frankel SL, Goericke R, Olson RJ, Palenik B, Waterbury JB, West-Johnsrud L, Zettler ER. Prochlorococcus marinus nov. gen. nov. sp. : an oxyphototrophic marine prokaryote containing divinyl chlorophyll a and b. Arch Microbiol 1992; 157:297-300.

IJSEM list: Anonymous. Validation list no. 79. List of new names and new combinations previously effectively, but not validly, published. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2001; 51:263-265.

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: Synechococcaceae Komárek and Anagnostidis 1995

Assigned by: Coutinho F, Tschoeke DA, Thompson F, Thompson C. Comparative genomics of Synechococcus and proposal of the new genus Parasynechococcus. PeerJ 2016; 4:e1522.

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