Genus Cardiobacterium

Name: Cardiobacterium Slotnick and Dougherty 1964 (Approved Lists 1980)

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: Gr. n. kardia, heart; L. neut. n. bacterium, small rod; N.L. neut. n. Cardiobacterium, bacterium of the heart

Type species: Cardiobacterium hominis Slotnick and Dougherty 1964 (Approved Lists 1980)

Effective publication: Slotnick IJ, Dougherty M. Further characterization of an unclassified group of bacteria causing endocarditis in man: Cardiobacterium hominis gen. et sp. n. Antonie van Leeuwenhoek Journal of Microbiology and Serology 1964; 30:261-272.

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: 2
Total number of child taxa: 2

Parent taxon: Cardiobacteriaceae Dewhirst et al. 1990

Assigned by: Dewhirst FE, Paster BJ, La Fontaine S, Rood JI. Transfer of Kingella indologenes (Snell and Lapage 1976) to the genus Suttonella gen. nov. as Suttonella indologenes comb. nov.; transfer of Bacteroides nodosus (Beveridge 1941) to the genus Dichelobacter gen. nov. as Dichelobacter nodosus comb. nov.; and assignment of the genera Cardiobacterium, Dichelobacter, and Suttonella to Cardiobacteriaceae fam. nov. in the gamma division of Proteobacteria on the basis of 16S rRNA sequence comparisons. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1990; 40:426-433.

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