Name: Listeria Pirie 1940 (Approved Lists 1980)

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: N.L. fem. n. Listeria, named after Lord Lister, English surgeon and pioneer of antisepsis

Gender: feminine

Type species: Listeria monocytogenes (Murray et al. 1926) Pirie 1940 (Approved Lists 1980)

16S rRNA gene: Analyse FASTA

Original publication: Pirie JHH. The genus Listerella Pirie. Science (Washington) 1940; 91:383.

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: 21
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 23
Total number of child taxa: 23

Parent taxon: Listeriaceae Ludwig et al. 2010

Assigned by: Ludwig W, Schleifer K-H, Whitman WB. Family III. Listeriaceae fam. nov. In: De Vos P, Garrity GM, Jones D, Krieg NR, Ludwig W, Rainey FA, K.-H. S, Whitman WB (eds), Bergey's Manual of Systematic Bacteriology, 2nd edn, vol. 3 (The Firmicutes), Springer, New York, 2009, p. 244.

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