Name: Photobacterium Beijerinck 1889 (Approved Lists 1980)

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: Gr. n. phôs -otos, light; L. neut. n. bacterium, rod or staff and, in biology, a bacterium (so called because the first ones observed were rod-shaped); N.L. neut. n. Photobacterium, light (-producing) bacterium

Type species: Photobacterium phosphoreum (Cohn 1878) Beijerinck 1889 (Approved Lists 1980)

Effective publication: Beijerinck MW. Le Photobacterium luminosum, Bactérie lumineuse de la Mer du Nord. Archives Néerlandaises des Sciences Exactes et Naturelles 1889; 23:401-427.

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: 35
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 39
Total number of child taxa: 42

Parent taxon: Vibrionaceae Véron 1965 (Approved Lists 1980)

Assigned by: Smith SK, Sutton DC, Fuerst JA, Reichelt JL. Evaluation of the genus Listonella and reassignment of Listonella damsela (Love et al.) MacDonell and Colwell to the genus Photobacterium as Photobacterium damsela comb. nov. with an emended description. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1991; 41:529-534.

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