The Request for an Opinion by Le Minor and Popoff 1987, proposing designation of ‘’ (ex Kauffmann and Edwards 1952) Le Minor and Popoff 1987 as the type and only species of the genus Lignieres 1900 (Approved Lists 1980), has not been positively decided upon by the Judicial Commission. However, many bacteriologists use the name ‘’. To avoid further confusion, it is requested to reject the name (Smith 1894) Weldin 1927 (Approved Lists 1980), to recognize the species , to conserve the name (Schroeter 1886) Warren and Scott 1930 (Approved Lists 1980), and to emend the genus with the establishment of a neotype species, .


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