Moorea Engene, Rottacker, Kastovsky, Byrum, Hy.Choi, Ellisman, Komárek & Gerwick, 2012, nom. inval.
Original publication and holotype designation: Engene, N., Rottacker, E.C., Kastovsky, 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.
Taxonomic status: uncertain, requiring further investigation.
Most recent taxonomic treatment adopted: Komárek, J., Kastovsky, J., Mares, J. & Johansen, J.R. (2014). Taxonomic classification of cyanoprokaryotes (cyanobacterial genera) 2014, using a polyphasic approach. Preslia 86: 295-335.
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.
Names: ('C' indicates a name that is accepted taxonomically; 'S' a homotypic or heterotypic synonym; 'U' indicates a name of uncertain taxonomic status, but which has been subjected to some verification nomenclaturally; 'P' indicates a preliminary AlgaeBase entry that has not been subjected to any kind of verification. For more information on a species click on it to activate a link to the Species database):
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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: 18 August 2018 by M.D. Guiry
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