Genus Akkermansia

Name: Akkermansia Derrien et al. 2004

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: Ak.ker.man’si.a N.L. fem. n. Akkermansia, derived from Antoon Akkermans, a Dutch microbiologist recognized for his contribution to microbial ecology

Type species: Akkermansia muciniphila Derrien et al. 2004

Valid publication: Derrien M, Vaughan EE, Plugge CM, de Vos WM. Akkermansia muciniphila gen. nov., sp. nov., a human intestinal mucin-degrading bacterium. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2004; 54:1469-1476.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Subdivision:

Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 2
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 2
Total number of child taxa: 2

Parent taxon: Akkermansiaceae Hedlund and Derrien 2012

Assigned by: Hedlund BP, Derrien M. Family II. Akkermansiaceae fam. nov. In: Krieg NR, Staley JT, Brown DR, Hedlund BP, Paster BJ, Ward NL, Ludwig W, Whitman WB (eds), Bergey's Manual of Systematic Bacteriology, 2nd edn, vol. 4, Springer, New York, 2010, p. 809.

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