Name: Fusobacterium Knorr 1922 (Approved Lists 1980)

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: L. masc. n. fusus, a spindle; L. neut. n. bacterium, a small rod; N.L. neut. n. Fusobacterium, a small spindle-shaped rod

Gender: neuter

Type species: Fusobacterium nucleatum Knorr 1922 (Approved Lists 1980)

16S rRNA gene: Analyse FASTA

Original publication: Knorr M. Über die fusospirillare Symbiose, die Gattung Fusobacterium (K.B. Lehmann) und Spirillum sputigenum. Zugleich ein Beitrag zur Bakteriologie der Mundhöhle. II. Mitteilung. Die Gattung Fusobacterium. Zentralblatt für Bakteriologie, Parasitenkunde, Infektionskrankheiten und Hygiene, Abteilung I 1922; 89:4-22.

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: 15
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 21
Total number of child taxa: 28

Parent taxon: Fusobacteriaceae Staley and Whitman 2012

Assigned by: Staley JT, Whitman WB. Family I. Fusobacteriaceae fam. nov. In: Krieg NR, Staley JT, Brown DR, Hedlund BP, Paster BJ, Ward NL, Ludwig W, Whitman WB (eds), Bergey's Manual of Systematic Bacteriology, 2nd edn, vol. 4, Springer, New York, 2010, p. 748.

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