Name: Alcaligenes Castellani and Chalmers 1919 (Approved Lists 1980)

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: N.L. n. alcali, alcali, (from Arabic article al, the; Arabic n. qaliy, ashes of saltwort); N.L. suff. -genes, producing; from Gr. v. gennaô, to produce; N.L. masc. n. Alcaligenes, alkali-producing (bacteria)

Type species: Alcaligenes faecalis Castellani and Chalmers 1919 (Approved Lists 1980)

Effective publication: Castellani A, Chalmers AJ. Manual of Tropical Medicine, 3rd ed. Williams Wood and Co., New York, 1919.

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: 4
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 17
Total number of child taxa: 18

Parent taxon: Alcaligenaceae De Ley et al. 1986

Assigned by: De Ley J, Segers P, Kersters K, Mannheim W, Lievens A. Intra- and intergeneric similarities of the Bordetella ribosomal ribonucleic acid cistrons: proposal for a new family, Alcaligenaceae. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol. 1986; 36:405-414.

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