Name: Neisseria Trevisan 1885 (Approved Lists 1980)

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: N.L. fem. n. Neisseria, named after Albert Neisser, who discovered the etiological agent of gonorrhea in the pus of patients in 1889

Gender: feminine

Type species: Neisseria gonorrhoeae (Zopf 1885) Trevisan 1885 (Approved Lists 1980)

16S rRNA gene: Analyse FASTA

Original publication: Trevisan V. Carratteri di alcuni nuovi generi di Batteriacee. Atti della Accademia Fisica-Medica-Stastistica in Milano (ser 4) 1885; 3:92-107.

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: 29
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 34
Total number of child taxa: 37

Parent taxon: Neisseriaceae Prévot 1933 (Approved Lists 1980)

Assigned by: Prévot AR. Etude de systématique bactérienne. I. Lois générales. II. Cocci anaérobies. Annales des Sciences Naturelles Zoologie et Biologie Animale 1933; 15:23-260.

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