Name: Brucellaceae Breed et al. 1957 (Approved Lists 1980)

Category: Family

Proposed as: fam. nov.

Etymology: N.L. fem. dim. n. Brucella, type genus of the family; L. fem. pl. suff. -aceae, ending to denote a family; N.L. fem. pl. n. Brucellaceae, the Brucella family

Gender: feminine

Type genus: Brucella Meyer and Shaw 1920 (Approved Lists 1980)

Original publication: Breed RS, Murray EGD, Smith (eds) NR. Bergey’s Manual of Determinative Bacteriology, 7th ed. The Williams and Wilkins Co., Baltimore, 1957.

IJSEM list: Skerman VBD, McGowan V, Sneath PHA. Approved lists of bacterial names. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1980; 30:225-420.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Subdivision:

Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 5
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 6
Total number of child taxa: 7

Parent taxon: Hyphomicrobiales Douglas 1957 (Approved Lists 1980)

Assigned by: Hordt A, Lopez MG, Meier-Kolthoff JP, Schleuning M, Weinhold LM, Tindall BJ, Gronow S, Kyrpides NC, Woyke T, Goker M. Analysis of 1,000+ Type-Strain Genomes Substantially Improves Taxonomic Classification of Alphaproteobacteria. Front Microbiol 2020; 11:468.

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