Name: Curtobacterium Yamada and Komagata 1972 (Approved Lists 1980)

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: L. masc. adj. curtus, shortened; L. neut. n. bacterium, a rod; N.L. neut. n. Curtobacterium, a short rod

Type species: Curtobacterium citreum (Komagata and Iizuka 1964) Yamada and Komagata 1972 (Approved Lists 1980)

Effective publication: Yamada K, Komagata K. Taxonomic studies on coryneform bacteria. V. Classification of coryneform bacteria. Journal of General and Applied Microbiology 1972; 18:417-431.

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: 8
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 11
Total number of child taxa: 13

Parent taxon: Microbacteriaceae Park et al. 1995

Assigned by: Park YH, Suzuki K, Yim DG, Lee KC, Kim E, Yoon J, Kim S, Kho YH, Goodfellow M, Komagata K. Suprageneric classification of peptidoglycan group B actinomycetes by nucleotide sequencing of 5S ribosomal RNA. Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek 1993; 64:307-313.

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