Name: Cronobacter Iversen et al. 2008

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: Cro.no.bac’ter Gr. n. Cronos, one of the Titans of mythology who swallowed each of his children as soon as they were born (Graves, 1992); N.L. masc. n. bacter, a rod; N.L. masc. n. Cronobacter, a rod that can cause infection in neonates

Type species: Cronobacter sakazakii (Farmer et al. 1980) Iversen et al. 2008

Valid publication: Iversen C, Mullane N, McCardell B, Tall BD, Lehner A, Fanning S, Stephan R, Joosten H. Cronobacter gen. nov., a new genus to accommodate the biogroups of Enterobacter sakazakii, and proposal of Cronobacter sakazakii gen. nov., comb. nov., Cronobacter malonaticus sp. nov., Cronobacter turicensis sp. nov., Cronobacter muytjensii sp. nov., Cronobacter dublinensis sp. nov., Cronobacter genomospecies 1, and of three subspecies, Cronobacter dublinensis subsp. dublinensis subsp. nov., Cronobacter dublinensis subsp. lausannensis subsp. nov. and Cronobacter dublinensis subsp. lactaridi subsp. nov. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2008; 58:1442-1447.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: synonym

Correct name: Enterobacter Hormaeche and Edwards 1960 (Approved Lists 1980)

Subdivision:

Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 0
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 10
Total number of child taxa: 10

Parent taxon: Enterobacteriaceae (ex Rahn 1937) Ewing et al. 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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