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Aquiluna Pitt et al. 2021
Proposed by
Pitt et al., 2021
Valid (ICNP)
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Inferred stem
L. fem. n. aqua, water; L. fem. n. luna, the moon; N.L. fem. n. Aquiluna, water moon, referring to the aquatic habitat and selenoid morphology of the strain from the description of the Candidatus Aquiluna rubra
Nomenclatural type
Aquiluna borgnoniaT
Nomenclatural status
Validly published under the ICNP


Cells form short rods, are non-motile, light red pigmented and grow chemoorganotrophically and aerobically. Major fatty acids are iso-C16 : 0 and anteiso-C15 : 0. Identified polar lipids are phosphatidylglycerol and diphosphatidylglycerol. The major respiratory quinone is MK-11. The peptidoglycan structure belongs to B type, with glycine at first position, l-2,4-diaminobutyric acid at third position and structure d-glutamic acid–l-2,4-diaminobutyric acid.

The G+C content of the genomic DNA is approximately 50–55 mol% and genome size <2Mbp. The type species of the genus is Aquiluna borgnonia.
Bacteria » Actinomycetota » Actinobacteria » Micrococcales » Microbacteriaceae » Aquiluna
Microbacteriaceae assigned by Hahn, 2009
Children (2)
Taxonomic status
Correct name


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Local history
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Excubia Bot about 2 years ago
Reported valid by
miguel 5 months ago

Publications (3)

Citation Title
Pitt et al., 2021, International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology Aquiluna borgnonia gen. nov., sp. nov., a member of a Microbacteriaceae lineage of freshwater bacteria with small genome sizes
Proposed this name
Kang et al., 2012, Journal of Bacteriology Genome Sequence of “Candidatus Aquiluna” sp. Strain IMCC13023, a Marine Member of the Actinobacteria Isolated from an Arctic Fjord
Hahn, 2009, INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SYSTEMATIC AND EVOLUTIONARY MICROBIOLOGY Description of seven candidate species affiliated with the phylum Actinobacteria, representing planktonic freshwater bacteria
Assigned this taxon

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