Genus Weeksella

Name: Weeksella Holmes et al. 1987

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: N.L. fem. dim. n. Weeksella, named after Professor O.B. Weeks for his contributions to the taxonomy of the genus Flavobacterium

Type species: Weeksella virosa Holmes et al. 1987

Effective publication: Holmes B, Steigerwalt AG, Weaver RE, Brenner DJ. Weeksella virosa gen. nov., sp. nov. (formerly group IIF) found in human clinical specimens. Syst. Appl. Microbiol. 1986; 8:185-190.

IJSEM list: Anonymous. Validation list no. 23. Validation of publication of new names and new combinations previously effectively published outside the IJSB. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1987; 37:179-180.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name


Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 2
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 3
Total number of child taxa: 3

Parent taxon: Flavobacteriaceae Reichenbach 1992

Assigned by: Bernardet JF, Segers P, Vancanneyt M, Berthe F, Kersters K, Vandamme P. Cutting a Gordian knot: emended classification and description of the genus Flavobacterium, emended description of the family Flavobacteriaceae, and proposal of Flavobacterium hydatis nom. nov. (basonym, Cytophaga aquatilis Strohl and Tait 1978). Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol. 1996; 46:128-148.

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