Name: Kerstersia Coenye et al. 2003

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: Kers.ters’i.a N.L. fem. n. Kerstersia, in honour of K. Kersters, an eminent Belgian microbiologist, for his contributions to polyphasic taxonomy and to the introduction of computerized protein gel electrophoresis

Type species: Kerstersia gyiorum Coenye et al. 2003

Valid publication: Coenye T, Vancanneyt M, Cnockaert MC, Falsen E, Swings J, Vandamme P. Kerstersia gyiorum gen. nov., sp. nov., a novel Alcaligenes faecalis-like organism isolated from human clinical samples, and reclassification of Alcaligenes denitrificans Ruger and Tan 1983 as Achromobacter denitrificans comb. nov. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2003; 53:1825-1831.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Subdivision:

Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 2
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 2
Total number of child taxa: 2

Parent taxon: Alcaligenaceae De Ley et al. 1986

Assigned by: Coenye T, Vancanneyt M, Cnockaert MC, Falsen E, Swings J, Vandamme P. Kerstersia gyiorum gen. nov., sp. nov., a novel Alcaligenes faecalis-like organism isolated from human clinical samples, and reclassification of Alcaligenes denitrificans Ruger and Tan 1983 as Achromobacter denitrificans comb. nov. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2003; 53:1825-1831.

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