Name: Colwellia Deming et al. 1988

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: Col.well’i.a. N.L. fem. n. Colwellia, named in honor of the American microbiologist Professor Rita R. Colwell

Gender: feminine (stem: Colwelli-)

Type species: Colwellia psychrerythraea corrig. (ex D'Aoust and Kushner 1972) Deming et al. 1988

16S rRNA gene: Analyse FASTA

Effective publication: Deming JW, Somers LK, Straube WL, Swartz DG, MacDonald MT. Isolation of an obligately barophilic bacterium and description of a new genus, Colwellia gen. nov. Syst. Appl. Microbiol. 1988; 10:152-160.

IJSEM list: Anonymous. Validation list no. 26. Validation of publication of new names and new combinations previously effectively published outside the IJSB. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1988; 38:328-329.

Nomenclatural status: validly published under the ICNP

Taxonomic status: correct name


Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 22
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 22
Total number of child taxa: 25

Parent taxon: Colwelliaceae Ivanova et al. 2004

Assigned by: Ivanova EP, Flavier S, Christen R. Phylogenetic relationships among marine Alteromonas-like proteobacteria: emended description of the family Alteromonadaceae and proposal of Pseudoalteromonadaceae fam. nov., Colwelliaceae fam. nov., Shewanellaceae fam. nov., Moritellaceae fam. nov., Ferrimonadaceae fam. nov., Idiomarinaceae fam. nov. and Psychromonadaceae fam. nov. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2004; 54:1773-1788.

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