Name: Rubinisphaera Scheuner et al. 2015

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: Ru.bi.ni.sphaer’a N.L. fem. n. Rubinia, named in honor of Edward Rubin, an American geneticist and medical researcher, who played a key role in initiating the Genomic Encyclopedia of Archaea and Bacteria project at the DOE Joint Genome Institute (JGI); N.L. fem. n. sphaerae, a ball, globe, sphere; N.L. fem. n. Rubinisphaera, a spherical organism named after Edward Rubin

Type species: Rubinisphaera brasiliensis (Schlesner 1990) Scheuner et al. 2015

Effective publication: Scheuner C, Tindall BJ, Lu M, Nolan M, Lapidus A, Cheng JF, Goodwin L, Pitluck S, Huntemann M, Liolios K, et al. Complete genome sequence of Planctomyces brasiliensis type strain (DSM 5305T), phylogenomic analysis and reclassification of Planctomycetes including the descriptions of Gimesia gen. nov., Planctopirus gen. nov. and Rubinisphaera gen. nov. and emended descriptions of the order Planctomycetales and the family Planctomycetaceae. Stand Genomic Sci 2014; 9:10.

IJSEM list: Oren A, Garrity GM. Validation list no. 162. List of new names and new combinations previously effectively, but not validly, published. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2015; 65:741-744.

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: Planctomycetaceae Schlesner and Stackebrandt 1987

Assigned by: Scheuner C, Tindall BJ, Lu M, Nolan M, Lapidus A, Cheng JF, Goodwin L, Pitluck S, Huntemann M, Liolios K, et al. Complete genome sequence of Planctomyces brasiliensis type strain (DSM 5305T), phylogenomic analysis and reclassification of Planctomycetes including the descriptions of Gimesia gen. nov., Planctopirus gen. nov. and Rubinisphaera gen. nov. and emended descriptions of the order Planctomycetales and the family Planctomycetaceae. Stand Genomic Sci 2014; 9:10.

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