Genus Acinetobacter

Name: Acinetobacter Brisou and Prévot 1954 (Approved Lists 1980)

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: Gr. pref. a-, not; Gr. v. kineô, to set in motion, move; N.L. adj. acinetus, unable to move; N.L. masc. n. bacter, a rod; N.L. masc. n. Acinetobacter, nonmotile rod

Gender: masculine

Type species: Acinetobacter calcoaceticus (Beijerinck 1911) Baumann et al. 1968 (Approved Lists 1980)

16S rRNA gene: Analyse FASTA

Original publication: Brisou J, Prévot AR. Études de systématique bactérienne. X. Révision des espèces réunies dans le genre Achromobacter. Annales de l'Institut Pasteur (Paris) 1954; 86:722-728.

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: 61
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 65
Total number of child taxa: 78

Parent taxon: Moraxellaceae Rossau et al. 1991

Assigned by: Rossau R, Van Landschoot A, Gillis M, De Ley J. Taxonomy of Moraxellaceae fam. nov., a new bacterial family to accommodate the genera Moraxella, Acinetobacter, and Psychrobacter and related organisms. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol. 1991; 41:310-319.

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