Genus Flavobacterium

Name: Flavobacterium Bergey et al. 1923 (Approved Lists 1980)

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: fla’vus L. masc. adj. flavus, yellow; L. neut. n. bacterium, a small rod or staff and, in biology, a bacterium (so called because the first ones observed were rod-shaped); N.L. neut. n. Flavobacterium, a yellow bacterium

Gender: neuter

Type species: Flavobacterium aquatile (Frankland and Frankland 1889) Bergey et al. 1923 (Approved Lists 1980)

16S rRNA gene: Analyse FASTA

Original publication: Bergey DH, Harrison FC, Breed RS, Hammer BW, Huntoon FM. Bergey's Manual of Determinative Bacteriology, 1st ed. The Williams & Wilkins Co, Baltimore, 1923.

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: 229
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 258
Total number of child taxa: 287

Parent taxon: Flavobacteriaceae Reichenbach 1992

Assigned by: Reichenbach H. Order 1. Cytophagales Leadbetter 1974, 99*=. In: Staley JT, Bryant MP, Pfennig N, Holt JG (eds), Bergey's manual of systematic bacteriology, vol. 3., The Williams & Wilkins Co., Baltimore, 1989, p. 2011-2013.

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