Name: Propionibacterium Orla-Jensen 1909 (Approved Lists 1980)

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: N.L. neut. n. acidum propionicum, propionic aid; L. neut. n. bacterium, a small rod; N.L. neut. n. Propionibacterium, propionic (acid) bacterium

Gender: neuter

Type species: Propionibacterium freudenreichii van Niel 1928 (Approved Lists 1980)

16S rRNA gene: Analyse FASTA

Original publication: Orla-Jensen S. Die Hauptlinien des natürlichen Bakteriensystems. Zentralblatt für Bakteriologie, Parasitenkunde, Infektionskrankheiten und Hygiene, Abteilung II 1909; 22:305-346.

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: 5
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 18
Total number of child taxa: 22

Parent taxon: Propionibacteriaceae Delwiche 1957 (Approved Lists 1980)

Assigned by: Delwiche EA. Family XI. Propionobacteriaceae Delwiche, Fam. Nov. In: Breed RS, Murray EGD, Smith NR (eds), Bergey’s Manual of Determinative Bacteriology, 7th ed., The Williams and Wilkins Co., Baltimore, 1957, p. 569.

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