Genus "Gordona"

Name: "Gordona" Tsukamura 1971

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: N.L. fem. n. Gordona, taking the latinized name of Dr Ruth E. Gordon, who studied extensively ‘Mycobacterium ’ rhodochrous (included later as a member of Gordona)

Gender: feminine

Type species: "Gordona bronchialis" Tsukamura 1971

Original publication: Tsukamura M. Proposal of a new genus, Gordona, for slightly acid-fast organisms occurring in sputa of patients with pulmonary disease and in soil. J Gen Microbiol 1971; 68:15-26.

Nomenclatural status: not validly published

Correct name: Gordonia corrig. (ex Tsukamura 1971) Stackebrandt et al. 1989

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Record number: 7977