Name: Photorhabdus Boemare et al. 1993

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: Gr. n. phos photos, light; Gr. fem. n. rhabdos, rod; N.L. fem. n. Photorhabdus, bioluminescent rod-shaped bacterium

Gender: feminine

Type species: Photorhabdus luminescens (Thomas and Poinar 1979) Boemare et al. 1993

16S rRNA gene: Analyse FASTA

Valid publication: Boemare NE, Akhurst RJ, Mourant RG. DNA relatedness between Xenorhabdus spp. (Enterobacteriaceae), symbiotic bacteria of entomopathogenic nematodes, and a proposal to transfer Xenorhabdus luminescens to a new genus, Photorhabdus gen. nov. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol. 1993; 43:249-255.

IJSEM list: Anonymous. Notification list. Notification that new names and new combinations have appeared in volume 43, part 2 of the IJSB. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1993; 43:625.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

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: 19
Total number of child taxa: 19

Parent taxon: Morganellaceae Adeolu et al. 2016

Assigned by: Adeolu M, Alnajar S, Naushad S, S Gupta R. Genome-based phylogeny and taxonomy of the 'Enterobacteriales': proposal for Enterobacterales ord. nov. divided into the families Enterobacteriaceae, Erwiniaceae fam. nov., Pectobacteriaceae fam. nov., Yersiniaceae fam. nov., Hafniaceae fam. nov., Morganellaceae fam. nov., and Budviciaceae fam. nov. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2016; 66:5575-5599.

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