Genus Streptococcus

Name: Streptococcus Rosenbach 1884 (Approved Lists 1980)

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: Gr. adj. streptos, pliant; M.L. masc. n. coccus, coccus; from Gr. masc. n. kokkos, grain, seed; N.L. masc. n. Streptococcus, pliant coccus

Gender: masculine

Type species: Streptococcus pyogenes Rosenbach 1884 (Approved Lists 1980)

16S rRNA gene: Analyse FASTA

Original publication: Rosenbach FJ. Microorganismen bei den Wund-Infections-Krankheiten des Menschen. J.F. Bergmann, Wiesbaden, 1884.

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: 108
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 137
Total number of child taxa: 159

Parent taxon: Streptococcaceae Deibel and Seeley 1974 (Approved Lists 1980)

Assigned by: Deibel RH, Seeley Jr. HW. Family II. Streptococcaceae. In: Buchanan RE, Gibbons NE (eds), Bergey's Manual of Determinative Bacteriology, eighth edition, The Williams & Wilkins Co, Baltimore, 1974, p. 490-515.

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