Name: Leifsonia Evtushenko et al. 2000

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: Leif.so’ni.a N.L. fem. n. Leifsonia, named after Einar Leifson, who isolated and described the first organism of this genus

Gender: feminine

Type species: Leifsonia aquatica (ex Leifson 1962) Evtushenko et al. 2000

16S rRNA gene: Analyse FASTA

Valid publication: Evtushenko LI, Dorofeeva LV, Subbotin SA, Cole JR, Tiedje JM. Leifsonia poae gen. nov., sp. nov., isolated from nematode galls on Poa annua, and reclassification of 'Corynebacterium aquaticum' Leifson 1962 as Leifsonia aquatica (ex Leifson 1962) gen. nov., nom. rev., comb. nov. and Clavibacter xyli Davis et al. 1984 with two subspecies as Leifsonia xyli (Davis et al. 1984) gen. nov., comb. nov. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2000; 50:371-380.

IJSEM list: Anonymous. Notification list. Notification that new names and new combinations have appeared in volume 50, part 1 of the IJSEM. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2000; 50:425-426.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Subdivision:

Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 12
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 17
Total number of child taxa: 19

Parent taxon: Microbacteriaceae Park et al. 1995

Assigned by: Zhi XY, Li WJ, Stackebrandt E. An update of the structure and 16S rRNA gene sequence-based definition of higher ranks of the class Actinobacteria, with the proposal of two new suborders and four new families and emended descriptions of the existing higher taxa. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2009; 59:589-608.

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