Name: Moraxella Lwoff 1939 (Approved Lists 1980)

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: Mo.rax.el’la L. fem. dim. suff. -ella, diminutive ending; N.L. fem. dim. n. Moraxella, named in honor of V. Morax, notable for studies of the type species

Gender: feminine

Type species: Moraxella lacunata (Eyre 1900) Lwoff 1939 (Approved Lists 1980)

16S rRNA gene: Analyse FASTA

Original publication: Lwoff A. Révision et démembrement des Hemophilae, le genre Moraxella nov. gen. Annales de l'Institut Pasteur (Paris) 1939; 62:168-176.

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: 19
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 22
Total number of child taxa: 24

Parent taxon: Moraxellaceae Rossau et al. 1991

Assigned by: Rossau R, Van Landschoot A, Gillis M, De Ley J. Taxonomy of Moraxellaceae fam. nov., a new bacterial family to accommodate the genera Moraxella, Acinetobacter, and Psychrobacter and related organisms. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol. 1991; 41:310-319.

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