Family Opitutaceae

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Classification (Warning: see also the file "Classification of prokaryotes: Introduction").

For a detailed description of this taxon see Bergey’s Manual of Systematics of Archaea and Bacteria (BMSAB).


Opitutaceae Choo et al. 2007, fam. nov.
Type genus: ¤ Opitutus Chin et al. 2001.
Etymology: N.L. masc. n. Opitutus, type genus of the family; suff. -aceae, ending to denote a family; N.L. fem. pl. n. Opitutaceae, the family of the genus Opitutus.
Valid publication: CHOO (Y.J.), LEE (K.), SONG (J.) and CHO (J.C.): CHOO (Y.J.), LEE (K.), SONG (J.) and CHO (J.C.): Puniceicoccus vermicola gen. nov., sp. nov., a novel marine bacterium, and description of Puniceicoccaceae fam. nov., Puniceicoccales ord. nov., Opitutaceae fam. nov., Opitutales ord. nov. and Opitutae classis nov. in the phylum 'Verrucomicrobia'. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2007, 57, 532-537.
Original article in IJSEM Online