Name: Bdellovibrio Stolp and Starr 1963 (Approved Lists 1980)

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: Gr. n. bdella, leech, sucker; L. v. vibro, to set in tremulous motion, move to and fro, vibrate; N.L. masc. n. vibrio, that which vibrates, and also a bacterial genus name of bacteria possessing a curved rod shape (Vibrio); N.L. masc. n. Bdellovibrio, a leechlike vibrio

Gender: masculine

Type species: Bdellovibrio bacteriovorus Stolp and Starr 1963 (Approved Lists 1980)

16S rRNA gene: Analyse FASTA

Original publication: Stolp HJ, Starr MP. Bdellovibrio bacteriovorus gen. et sp. n., a predatory; ectoparasitic and bacteriolytic microorganism. Antonie van Leeuwenhoek Journal of Microbiology and Serology 1963; 29:217-248.

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: 2
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 4
Total number of child taxa: 4

Parent taxon: Bdellovibrionaceae Garrity et al. 2006

Assigned by: Garrity GM, Bell JA, Lilburn T. Family I. Bdellovibrionaceae fam. nov. In: Brenner DJ, Krieg NR, Staley JT, Garrity GM (eds), Bergey's Manual of Systematic Bacteriology, 2nd edn, vol. 2 (The Proteobacteria), part C (The Alpha-, Beta-, Delta-, and Epsilonproteobacteria), Springer, New York, 2005, p. 1040-1041.

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