Name: Porphyromonas Shah and Collins 1988

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: Gr. adj. porphureos, purple; L. fem. n. monas, monad, unit; N.L. fem. n. Porphyromonas, porphyrin unit (cell)

Gender: feminine

Type species: Porphyromonas asaccharolytica (Holdeman and Moore 1970) Shah and Collins 1988

16S rRNA gene: Analyse FASTA

Valid publication: Shah HN, Collins MD. Proposal for reclassification of Bacteroides asaccharolyticus, Bacteroides gingivalis, and Bacteroides endodontalis in a new genus, Porphyromonas. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol. 1988; 38:128-131.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Subdivision:

Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 18
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 20
Total number of child taxa: 23

Parent taxon: Porphyromonadaceae Krieg 2012

Assigned by: Krieg NR. Family IV. Porphyromonadaceae fam. nov. In: Krieg NR, Staley JT, Brown DR, Hedlund BP, Paster BJ, Ward NL, Ludwig W, Whitman WB (eds), Bergey's Manual of Systematic Bacteriology, 2nd edn, vol. 4, Springer, New York, 2010, p. 61.

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