In view of the current confusion about the correct gender of genus names ending on –oides, and possible confusion in the future for genus names ending on –opsis, we propose non-retroactive addenda to Rule 65(2) and Appendix 9 of the International Code of Nomenclature of Prokaryotes so that new genera to be formed by adding the ending –oides to the stem of an existing genus name or another (Neo-) Latin word must be treated as neuter and genus names ending on –opsis are to be treated as feminine.
|Original language||American English|
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology|
|State||Published - Jun 2016|
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