Genus Elizabethkingia

Name: Elizabethkingia Kim et al. 2005

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: E.liz.a.beth.kin’gi.a N.L. fem. n. Elizabethkingia, in honour of Elizabeth O. King, who first described bacteria associated with infant meningitis, notably [Flavobacterium] meningosepticum in 1959

Type species: Elizabethkingia meningoseptica (King 1959) Kim et al. 2005

Valid publication: Kim KK, Kim MK, Lim JH, Park HY, Lee ST. Transfer of Chryseobacterium meningosepticum and Chryseobacterium miricola to Elizabethkingia gen. nov. as Elizabethkingia meningoseptica comb. nov. and Elizabethkingia miricola comb. nov. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2005; 55:1287-1293.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Subdivision:

Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 6
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 7
Total number of child taxa: 7

Parent taxon: Flavobacteriaceae Reichenbach 1992

Assigned by: Kim KK, Kim MK, Lim JH, Park HY, Lee ST. Transfer of Chryseobacterium meningosepticum and Chryseobacterium miricola to Elizabethkingia gen. nov. as Elizabethkingia meningoseptica comb. nov. and Elizabethkingia miricola comb. nov. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2005; 55:1287-1293.

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