Name: Carnobacterium Collins et al. 1987

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: L. fem. n. caro, carnis, flesh; L. neut. n. bacterium, a small rod; N.L. neut. n. Carnobacterium, flesh rodlet

Type species: Carnobacterium divergens (Holzapfel and Gerber 1984) Collins et al. 1987

Valid publication: Collins MD, Farrow JAE, Phillips BA, Feresu S, Jones D. Classification of Lactobacillus divergens, Lactobacillus piscicola, and some catalase-negative, asporogenous, rod-shaped bacteria from poultry in a new genus, Carnobacterium. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol. 1987; 37:310-316.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Subdivision:

Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 12
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 13
Total number of child taxa: 13

Parent taxon: Carnobacteriaceae Ludwig et al. 2010

Assigned by: Ludwig W, Schleifer K-H, Whitman WB. Family III. Carnobacteriaceae fam. nov. In: De Vos P, Garrity GM, Jones D, Krieg NR, Ludwig W, Rainey FA, K.-H. S, Whitman WB (eds), Bergey's Manual of Systematic Bacteriology, 2nd edn, vol. 3 (The Firmicutes), Springer, New York, 2009, p. 549.

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