CorallococcusAn invalid bacterial genus name for Myxococcus. The name was recently resurrected. Reichenbach and Dworkin proposed the genus name Corallococcus, but the genus name had no standing in nomenclature until recently. In his description of the genus Corallococcus, Reichenbach (2005c) included the taxa M. coralloides, Myxococcus exiguus and Chondrococcus macrosporus as Corallococcus coralloides comb. nov., Corallococcus exiguus nom. rev., comb. nov. and Corallococcus macrosporus comb. nov., respectively. The genus name was accepted as being validly published (Reichenbach, 2007, Validation List no. 115. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 57, 893–897).
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