Genus Legionella

Name: Legionella Brenner et al. 1979 (Approved Lists 1980)

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: L. n. legio -onis, a body of soldiers, legion; L. fem. dim. suff. -ella, diminutive ending; N.L. fem. dim. n. Legionella, small legion or army

Gender: feminine

Type species: Legionella pneumophila Brenner et al. 1979 (Approved Lists 1980)

16S rRNA gene: Analyse FASTA

Original publication: Brenner DJ, Steigerwalt AG, McDade JE. Classification of the Legionnaires' disease bacterium: Legionella pneumophila, genus novum, species nova, of the family Legionellaceae, familia nova. Ann Intern Med 1979; 90:656-658.

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: 61
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 62
Total number of child taxa: 65

Parent taxon: Legionellaceae Brenner et al. 1979 (Approved Lists 1980)

Assigned by: Brenner DJ, Steigerwalt AG, McDade JE. Classification of the Legionnaires' disease bacterium: Legionella pneumophila, genus novum, species nova, of the family Legionellaceae, familia nova. Ann Intern Med 1979; 90:656-658.

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