Family Peredibacteraceae

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Peredibacteraceae Piñeiro et al. 2008, fam. nov. (Illegitimate family name).
Type genus: ¤ Peredibacter Davidov and Jurkevitch 2004.
Etymology: N.L. masc. n. Peredibacter, type genus of the family; suff. -aceae, suffix denoting a family; N.L. fem. pl. n. Peredibacteraceae, the Peredibacter family.
Valid publication: PIÑEIRO (S.A.), WILLIAMS (H.N.) and STINE (O.C.): Phylogenetic relationships amongst the saltwater members of the genus Bacteriovorax using rpoB sequences and reclassification of Bacteriovorax stolpii as Bacteriolyticum stolpii gen. nov., comb. nov. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2008, 58, 1203-1209.
Original article in IJSEM Online

Note: According to Piñeiro et al. 2008, the family ¤ Peredibacteraceae encompasses the genera ¤ Peredibacter Davidov and Jurkevitch 2004 [¤ Peredibacter starrii (Seidler et al. 1972) Davidov and Jurkevitch 2004], and ¤ Bacteriolyticum Piñeiro et al. 2008 [¤ Bacteriolyticum stolpii (Seidler et al. 1972) Piñeiro et al. 2008]. The names ¤ Bacteriolyticum, and ¤ Bacteriolyticum stolpii are illegitimate (see the file ¤ Bacteriolyticum). According to Principle 6 and to Rule 23a Note 5, the names which must be adopted are ¤ Bacteriovorax Baer et al. 2000 and ¤ Bacteriovorax stolpii (Seidler et al. 1972) Baer et al. 2000 [or ¤ Bdellovibrio stolpii Seidler et al. 1972 (Approved Lists 1980)]. The genus ¤ Bacteriovorax is the type genus of the family ¤ Bacteriovoracaceae Davidov and Jurkevitch 2004. So, according to Rule 51b (1), Peredibacteraceae Piñeiro et al. 2008 is an illegitimate name (the family must be called Bacteriovoracaceae and not Peredibacteraceae).