Name: Brachyspira Hovind-Hougen et al. 1983

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: Gr. adj. brachys, short; Gr. fem. n. spira, a coil, spiral; N.L. fem. n. Brachyspira, a short spiral, describing a bacterium that resembles a short spiral

Type species: Brachyspira aalborgi Hovind-Hougen et al. 1983

Effective publication: Hovind-Hougen K, Birch-Andersen A, Henrik-Nielsen R, Orholm M, Pedersen JO, Teglbjaerg PS, Thaysen EH. Intestinal spirochetosis: morphological characterization and cultivation of the spirochete Brachyspira aalborgi gen. nov., sp. nov. J Clin Microbiol 1982; 16:1127-1136.

IJSEM list: Anonymous. Validation list no. 12. Validation of publication of new names and new combinations previously effectively published outside the IJSB. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1983; 33:896-897.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name


Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 9
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 9
Total number of child taxa: 9

Parent taxon: Brachyspiraceae Paster 2012

Assigned by: Paster BJ. Family II. Brachyspiraceae. 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. 531.

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