Genus Lactobacillus

Name: Lactobacillus Beijerinck 1901 (Approved Lists 1980)

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: L. neut. n. lac (gen. lactis), milk; L. masc. n. bacillus, a small rod; N.L. masc. n. Lactobacillus, milk rodlet

Gender: masculine

Type species: Lactobacillus delbrueckii (Leichmann 1896) Beijerinck 1901 (Approved Lists 1980)

16S rRNA gene: Analyse FASTA

Original publication: Beijerinck MW. Sur les ferments lactiques de l'industrie. Archives Néerlandaises des Sciences Exactes et Naturelles (Section 2) 1901; 6:212-243.

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, conserved name

Taxonomic status: correct name

Subdivision:

Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 55
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 294
Total number of child taxa: 309

Parent taxon: Lactobacillaceae Winslow et al. 1917 (Approved Lists 1980)

Assigned by: Winslow CE, Broadhurst J, Buchanan RE, Krumwiede C, Rogers LA, Smith GH. The Families and Genera of the Bacteria: Preliminary Report of the Committee of the Society of American Bacteriologists on Characterization and Classification of Bacterial Types. J Bacteriol 1917; 2:505-566.

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