Name: Pediococcus Claussen 1903 (Approved Lists 1980)

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: Gr. n. pedium, a plane surface; M.L. masc. n. coccus, coccus; from Gr. masc. n. kokkos, grain, seed; N.L. masc. n. Pediococcus, coccus growing in one plane

Gender: masculine

Type species: Pediococcus damnosus Claussen 1903 (Approved Lists 1980)

16S rRNA gene: Analyse FASTA

Original publication: Claussen NH. Études sur les bactéries dites sarcines et sur les maladies qu'elles provoquent dans la bière. Compte Rendu des Travaux du Laboratoire de Carlsberg 1903; 6:64-83.

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: 11
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 15
Total number of child taxa: 15

Parent taxon: Lactobacillaceae Winslow et al. 1917 (Approved Lists 1980)

Assigned by: Ludwig W, Schleifer K-H, Whitman WB. Class I. Bacilli class 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. 19-20.

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