Genus Prevotella

Name: Prevotella Shah and Collins 1990

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: N.L. fem. dim. n. Prevotella, named after the French microbiologist, A. R. Prévot, a pioneer in anaerobic microbiology

Gender: feminine

Type species: Prevotella melaninogenica (Oliver and Wherry 1921) Shah and Collins 1990

16S rRNA gene: Analyse FASTA

Valid publication: Shah HN, Collins DM. Prevotella, a new genus to include Bacteroides melaninogenicus and related species formerly classified in the genus Bacteroides. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1990; 40:205-208.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Subdivision:

Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 55
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 56
Total number of child taxa: 66

Parent taxon: Prevotellaceae Krieg 2012

Assigned by: Krieg NR. Family V. Prevotellaceae 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. 85.

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