Genus Bifidobacterium

Name: Bifidobacterium Orla-Jensen 1924 (Approved Lists 1980)

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: L. masc. adj. bifidus, cleft, split, divided; L. neut. n. bacterium, a small rod; N.L. neut. n. Bifidobacterium, a cleft rodlet

Gender: neuter

Type species: Bifidobacterium bifidum (Tissier 1900) Orla-Jensen 1924 (Approved Lists 1980)

16S rRNA gene: Analyse FASTA

Original publication: Orla-Jensen S. Classification des bactéries lactiques. Lait 1924; 4:468-474.

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: 77
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 87
Total number of child taxa: 91

Parent taxon: Bifidobacteriaceae Stackebrandt et al. 1997

Assigned by: Stackebrandt E, Rainey FA, Ward-Rainey NL. Proposal for a new hierarchic classification system, Actinobacteria classis nov. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol. 1997; 47:479-491.

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