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

Gender: feminine

Type species: Weeksella virosa Holmes et al. 1987

16S rRNA gene: Analyse FASTA

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: Weeksellaceae García-López et al. 2020

Assigned by: Garcia-Lopez M, Meier-Kolthoff JP, Tindall BJ, Gronow S, Woyke T, Kyrpides NC, Hahnke RL, Goker M. Analysis of 1,000 Type-Strain Genomes Improves Taxonomic Classification of Bacteroidetes. Front Microbiol 2019; 10:2083.

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