Name: Piscirickettsia Fryer et al. 1992

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: L. gen. masc. n. piscis, a fish; N.L. fem. n. Rickettsia, a generic name; N.L. fem. n. Piscirickettsia, rickettsia-like organism affecting fish

Type species: Piscirickettsia salmonis Fryer et al. 1992

Valid publication: Fryer JL, Lannan CN, Giovannoni SJ, Wood ND. Piscirickettsia salmonis gen. nov., sp. nov., the causative agent of an epizootic disease in salmonid fishes. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1992; 42:120-126.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Subdivision:

Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 1
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 1
Total number of child taxa: 1

Parent taxon: Piscirickettsiaceae Fryer and Lannan 2005

Assigned by: Fryer JL, Lannan CN. Family II. Piscirickettsiaceae fam. nov. In: Brenner DJ, Krieg NR, Staley JT, Garrity GM (eds), Bergey's Manual of Systematic Bacteriology, 2nd edn, vol. 2 (The Proteobacteria), part B (The Gammaproteobacteria), Springer, New York, 2005, p. 180.

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