Genus Corynebacterium

Name: Corynebacterium Lehmann and Neumann 1896 (Approved Lists 1980)

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: Gr. fem. n. korynê, a club; L. neut. n. bacterium, a rod, and in biology a bacterium (so called because the first ones observed were rod-shaped); N.L. neut. n. Corynebacterium, a club bacterium

Gender: neuter

Type species: Corynebacterium diphtheriae (Kruse 1886) Lehmann and Neumann 1896 (Approved Lists 1980)

16S rRNA gene: Analyse FASTA

Original publication: Lehmann KB, Neumann R. Atlas und Grundriss der Bakteriologie und Lehrbuch der speziellen bakteriologischen Diagnostik, 1st ed. J.F. Lehmann, München, 1896.

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: 127
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 146
Total number of child taxa: 173

Parent taxon: Corynebacteriaceae Lehmann and Neumann 1907 (Approved Lists 1980)

Assigned by: Lehmann KB, Neumann R. Lehmann’s Medizin, Handatlanten X. Atlas und Grundriss der Bakteriologie und Lehrbuch der speziellen bakteriologischen Diagnostik. 4. Auflage. J. F. Lehmann, Munchen, 1907.

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