Genus Actinomyces

Name: Actinomyces Harz 1877 (Approved Lists 1980)

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: Gr. fem. n. aktis, aktinos, ray; Gr. masc. n. mukês, fungus; N.L. masc. n. Actinomyces, ray fungus, referring to the radial arrangement of filaments in Actinomyces bovis sulfur granules

Type species: Actinomyces bovis Harz 1877 (Approved Lists 1980)

Effective publication: Harz CO. Actinomyces bovis ein neuer schimmel in den geweben des rindes. Deutsche Zeitschrift für Thiermedizin 1877-1878; 5:125-140.

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: 28
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 53
Total number of child taxa: 56

Parent taxon: Actinomycetaceae Buchanan 1918 (Approved Lists 1980)

Assigned by: Nouioui I, Carro L, García-López L, Meier-Kolthoff JP, et al. Genome-based taxonomic classication of the phylum Actinobacteria. Front Microbiol 2007; 2018:9.

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