Genus Dichelobacter

Name: Dichelobacter Dewhirst et al. 1990

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: Gr. adj. dichelos, cloven hoofed; N.L. masc. n. bacter, a rod; N.L. masc. n. Dichelobacter, clovenhoofed rod, because this organism is the rod-shaped bacterium that causes footrot in sheep, goats, and cattle

Type species: Dichelobacter nodosus (Beveridge 1941) Dewhirst et al. 1990

Valid publication: Dewhirst FE, Paster BJ, La Fontaine S, Rood JI. Transfer of Kingella indologenes (Snell and Lapage 1976) to the genus Suttonella gen. nov. as Suttonella indologenes comb. nov.; transfer of Bacteroides nodosus (Beveridge 1941) to the genus Dichelobacter gen. nov. as Dichelobacter nodosus comb. nov.; and assignment of the genera Cardiobacterium, Dichelobacter, and Suttonella to Cardiobacteriaceae fam. nov. in the gamma division of Proteobacteria on the basis of 16S rRNA sequence comparisons. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1990; 40:426-433.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Subdivision:

Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 1
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 1
Total number of child taxa: 1

Parent taxon: Cardiobacteriaceae Dewhirst et al. 1990

Assigned by: Dewhirst FE, Paster BJ, La Fontaine S, Rood JI. Transfer of Kingella indologenes (Snell and Lapage 1976) to the genus Suttonella gen. nov. as Suttonella indologenes comb. nov.; transfer of Bacteroides nodosus (Beveridge 1941) to the genus Dichelobacter gen. nov. as Dichelobacter nodosus comb. nov.; and assignment of the genera Cardiobacterium, Dichelobacter, and Suttonella to Cardiobacteriaceae fam. nov. in the gamma division of Proteobacteria on the basis of 16S rRNA sequence comparisons. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1990; 40:426-433.

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