Genus Streptomyces

Name: Streptomyces Waksman and Henrici 1943 (Approved Lists 1980)

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: Gr. adj. streptos, pliant, bent; Gr. masc. n. mukês, fungus; N.L. masc. n. Streptomyces, pliant or bent fungus

Type species: Streptomyces albus (Rossi Doria 1891) Waksman and Henrici 1943 (Approved Lists 1980)

Effective publication: Waksman SA, Henrici AT. The Nomenclature and Classification of the Actinomycetes. J Bacteriol 1943; 46:337-341.

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: 660
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 782
Total number of child taxa: 839

Parent taxon: Streptomycetaceae Waksman and Henrici 1943 (Approved Lists 1980)

Assigned by: Waksman SA, Henrici AT. The Nomenclature and Classification of the Actinomycetes. J Bacteriol 1943; 46:337-341.

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