Name: Eikenella Jackson and Goodman 1972 (Approved Lists 1980)

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: N.L. fem. dim. n. Eikenella, named after M. Eiken, who first named the type species of the genus

Gender: feminine

Type species: Eikenella corrodens (Eiken 1958) Jackson and Goodman 1972 (Approved Lists 1980)

16S rRNA gene: Analyse FASTA

Original publication: Jackson FL, Goodman YE. Transfer of the facultatively anaerobic organism Bacteroides corrodens Eiken to a new genus Eikenella. International Journal of Systematic Bacteriology 1972; 22:73-77.

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


Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 4
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 4
Total number of child taxa: 4

Parent taxon: Neisseriaceae Prévot 1933 (Approved Lists 1980)

Assigned by: Dewhirst FE, Paster BJ, Bright PL. Chromobacterium, Eikenella, Kingella, Neisseria, Simonsiella, and Vitreoscilla species comprise a major branch of the beta group Proteobacteria by 16S ribosomal ribonucleic acid sequence comparison: transfer of Eikenella and Simonsiella to the family Neisseriaceae (emend.). Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol. 1989; 39:258-266.

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