Name: Peptostreptococcus Kluyver and van Niel 1936 (Approved Lists 1980)

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: Gr. v. peptô, cook, digest; N.L. masc. n. Streptococcus, a bacterial genus name; N.L. masc. n. Peptostreptococcus, the digesting streptococcus

Type species: Peptostreptococcus anaerobius (Natvig 1905) Kluyver and van Niel 1936 (Approved Lists 1980)

16S rRNA gene: Analyse FASTA

Original publication: Kluyver AJ, Van Niel CB. Prospects for a natural system of classification of bacteria. Zentralblatt für Bakteriologie, Parasitenkunde, Infektionskrankheiten und Hygiene, Abteilung II 1936; 94:369-403.

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

Taxonomic status: correct name

Subdivision:

Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 4
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 21
Total number of child taxa: 24

Parent taxon: Peptostreptococcaceae Ezaki 2010

Assigned by: Ezaki T. Family VII. Peptostreptococcaceae 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. 1008.

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