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Moorea Engene, Rottacker, Kastovsky, Byrum, Hy.Choi, Ellisman, Komárek & Gerwick, 2012, nom. inval.

Empire Prokaryota
Kingdom Eubacteria
Subkingdom Negibacteria
Phylum Cyanobacteria
Class Cyanophyceae
Subclass Oscillatoriophycidae
Order Oscillatoriales
Family Oscillatoriaceae

Holotype species: Moorea producens Engene, Rottacker, Kastovsky, Byrum, Hy.Choi, Ellisman, Komárek & Gerwick

Currently accepted name for the type species: Moorena producens Engene & Tronholm

Original publication and holotype designation: Engene, N., Rottacker, E.C., Kaštovský, J., Byrum, T., Choi, H., Ellisman, M.H., Komárek, J. & Gerwick, W.H. (2012). Moorea producens gen. nov., sp. nov. and Moorea bouillonii comb. nov., tropical marine cyanobacteria rich in bioactive secondary metabolites. International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology 62: 1171-1178, 3 figures, 1 table.
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Taxonomic status: currently regarded as a synonym of .

Most recent taxonomic treatment adopted: Tronholm, A. & Engene, N. (2019). Moorena gen. nov., a valid name for "Moorea Engene & al." nom. inval. (Oscillatoriaceae, Cyanobacteria). Notulae Algarum 122: 1-2, no figs.

Nomenclatural notes
While Wynne (2013) has proposed this name for conservation, Prud'homme van Reine (2016: 881) has shown that as the type species was not validly published, the genus name is not valid and as an invalid "designation" does not exist, it cannot be conserved. - (23 Aug 2013) - M.D. Guiry

Numbers of names and species: There are 2 species names in the database at present.

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Wynne, M.J. (2013). (2175) Proposal to conserve the name Moorea Engene & al. (Cyanophyceae). Taxon 62(4): 830.

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Created: 23 August 2013 by M.D. Guiry

Verified by: 20 December 2019 by M.D. Guiry

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