Family Enterobacteraceae

Name: Enterobacteraceae (ex Lapage 1979) Lapage 1982

Category: Family

Proposed as: fam. nov., nom. rev.

Etymology: En.te.ro.bac’ter N.L. masc. n. Enterobacter, one genus of the family Enterobacteraceae; L. fem. pl. suff. -aceae, ending to denote a family; N.L. fem. pl. n. Enterobacteraceae, the Enterobacter family

Gender: feminine

Type genus: Enterobacter Hormaeche and Edwards 1960 (Approved Lists 1980)

Valid publication: Lapage SP. Proposal of Enterobacteraceae fam. nov., nom. rev. as a Substitute for the Family Name Enterobacteriaceae Rahn 1937. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol. 1982; 32:237-238.

Nomenclatural status: validly published, illegitimate name

Taxonomic status: synonym

Correct name: Enterobacteriaceae Rahn 1937 (Approved Lists 1980)

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