Family Planctomycetaceae

Warning: In the List of Prokaryotic names with Standing in Nomenclature, an arrow () only indicates the sequence of valid publication of names and does not mean that the last name in the sequence must be used (see: Introduction).

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).


Planctomycetaceae Schlesner and Stackebrandt 1987, fam. nov.
Type genus: ¤ Planctomyces Gimesi 1924 (Approved Lists 1980).
Etymology: N.L. masc. n. Planctomyces -etis, type genus of the family; L. suff. -aceae, ending to denote a family; N.L. fem. pl. n. Planctomycetaceae, the Planctomyces family.
Valid publication: Validation List no. 23. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1987, 37, 179-180.
Effective publication: SCHLESNER (H.) and STACKEBRANDT (E.): Assignment of the genera Planctomyces and Pirella to a new family Planctomycetaceae fam. nov. and description of the order Planctomycetales ord. nov. Syst. Appl. Microbiol., 1986, 8, 174-176.
Validation List no. 23 in IJSEM Online - Effective publication Online

Note: The family Planctomycetaceae [effective publication: Schlesner and Stackebrandt 1986, type genus: ¤ Planctomyces Gimesi 1924 (Approved Lists 1980)] appears also on the Validation List no. 26 [1]. The date of valid publication of this name is in fact that of the first citation in a Validation List (List no. 23, published 9 April 1987) [2].
1 Validation List no. 26. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1988, 38, 328-329.
Validation List no. 26 in IJSM Online
2 EUZÉBY (J.P.) and KUDO (T.): Corrigenda to the Validation Lists. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2001, 51, 1933-1938.
Original article by Euzéby and Kudo in IJSEM Online

Planctomycetaceae Schlesner and Stackebrandt 1987 emend. Scheuner et al. 2015.
Reference: SCHEUNER, C., TINDALL, B. J., LU, M., NOLAN, M., LAPIDUS, A., CHENG, J.-F., GOODWIN, L., PITLUCK, S., HUNTEMANN, M., LIOLIOS, K., PAGANI, I., MAVROMATIS, K., IVANOVA, N., PATI, A., CHEN, A., PALANIAPPAN, K., JEFFRIES, C. D., HAUSER, L., LAND, M., MWIRICHIA, R., ROHDE, M., ABT, B., DETTER, J. C., WOYKE, T., EISEN, J. A., MARKOWITZ, V., HUGENHOLTZ, P., GÖKER, M., KYRPIDES, N. C. and KLENK, H.-P. 2014. 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., 9, 10.
Original article.