Name: Citrobacter Werkman and Gillen 1932 (Approved Lists 1980)

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: L. masc. n. citrus, lemon; N.L. masc. n. bacter, a rod; N.L. masc. n. Citrobacter, intended to mean a citrate-utilizing rod

Gender: masculine

Type species: Citrobacter freundii (Braak 1928) Werkman and Gillen 1932 (Approved Lists 1980)

16S rRNA gene: Analyse FASTA

Original publication: Werkman CH, Gillen GF. Bacteria Producing Trimethylene Glycol. J Bacteriol 1932; 23:167-182.

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: 15
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 16
Total number of child taxa: 17

Parent taxon: Enterobacteriaceae Rahn 1937 (Approved Lists 1980)

Assigned by: Adeolu M, Alnajar S, Naushad S, S Gupta R. Genome-based phylogeny and taxonomy of the 'Enterobacteriales': proposal for Enterobacterales ord. nov. divided into the families Enterobacteriaceae, Erwiniaceae fam. nov., Pectobacteriaceae fam. nov., Yersiniaceae fam. nov., Hafniaceae fam. nov., Morganellaceae fam. nov., and Budviciaceae fam. nov. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2016; 66:5575-5599.

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