Genus Enterococcus

Name: Enterococcus (ex Thiercelin and Jouhaud 1903) Schleifer and Kilpper-Bälz 1984

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov., nom. rev.

Etymology: Gr. n. enteron, intestine; M.L. masc. n. coccus, coccus; from Gr. masc. n. kokkos, grain, seed; N.L. masc. n. Enterococcus, intestinal coccus

Gender: masculine

Type species: Enterococcus faecalis (Andrewes and Horder 1906) Schleifer and Kilpper-Bälz 1984

16S rRNA gene: Analyse FASTA

Valid publication: Schleifer KH, Kilpper-Bälz R. Transfer of Streptococcus faecalis and Streptococcus faecium to the genus Enterococcus nom. rev. as Enterococcus faecalis comb. nov. and Enterococcus faecium comb. nov. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol. 1984; 34:31-34.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Subdivision:

Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 59
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 64
Total number of child taxa: 70

Parent taxon: Enterococcaceae Ludwig et al. 2010

Assigned by: Ludwig W, Schleifer K-H, Whitman WB. Family IV. Enterococcaceae fam. nov. In: De Vos P, Garrity GM, Jones D, Krieg NR, Ludwig W, Rainey FA, K.-H. S, Whitman WB (eds), Bergey's Manual of Systematic Bacteriology, 2nd edn, vol. 3 (The Firmicutes), Springer, New York, 2009, p. 594.

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