Genus Bacillus

Name: Bacillus Cohn 1872 (Approved Lists 1980)

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: L. masc. n. Bacillus, a small staff, a wand, a rod

Gender: masculine

Type species: Bacillus subtilis (Ehrenberg 1835) Cohn 1872 (Approved Lists 1980)

16S rRNA gene: Analyse FASTA

Original publication: Cohn F. Untersuchungen über Bakterien. In: Cohn F (eds), Beiträge zur Biologie der Pflanzen 1 (Heft 2), 1872, Max Müller, Breslau, 1875, p. 127-224.

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, conserved name

Taxonomic status: correct name


Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 203
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 403
Total number of child taxa: 563

Parent taxon: Bacillaceae Fischer 1895 (Approved Lists 1980)

Assigned by: Dutky SR. Two new spore-forming bacteria causing milky diseases of Japanese beetle larvae. Journal of Agricultural Research 1940; 61:57-68.

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