Name: Salinisphaera Antunes et al. 2003

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: Sa.li.ni.sphae’ra N.L. masc. adj. salinus, saline; Gr. fem. n. sphaera, a sphere; N.L. fem. n. Salinisphaera, coccoid microorganism, capable of growth at high salt

Type species: Salinisphaera shabanensis Antunes et al. 2003

Effective publication: Antunes A, Eder W, Fareleira P, Santos H, Huber R. Salinisphaera shabanensis gen. nov., sp. nov., a novel, moderately halophilic bacterium from the brine-seawater interface of the Shaban Deep, Red Sea. Extremophiles 2003; 7:29-34.

IJSEM list: Euzeby JP. Validation list no. 93. List of new names and new combinations previously effectively, but not validly, published. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2003; 53:1219-1220.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Subdivision:

Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 7
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 7
Total number of child taxa: 7

Parent taxon: Salinisphaeraceae Naushad et al. 2015

Assigned by: Naushad S, Adeolu M, Wong S, Sohail M, Schellhorn HE, Gupta RS. A phylogenomic and molecular marker based taxonomic framework for the order Xanthomonadales: proposal to transfer the families Algiphilaceae and Solimonadaceae to the order Nevskiales ord. nov. and to create a new family within the order Xanthomonadales, the family Rhodanobacteraceae fam. nov., containing the genus Rhodanobacter and its closest relatives. Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek 2015; 107:467-485.

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