Name: Weissella Collins et al. 1994

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: N.L. fem. dim. n. Weissella, named after Norbert Weiss, a German microbiologist known for his many research contributions to the taxonomy of the lactic acid bacteria

Gender: feminine

Type species: Weissella viridescens (Niven and Evans 1957) Collins et al. 1994

16S rRNA gene: Analyse FASTA

Effective publication: Collins MD, Samelis J, Metaxopoulos J, Wallbanks S. Taxonomic studies on some leuconostoc-like organisms from fermented sausages: description of a new genus Weissella for the Leuconostoc paramesenteroides group of species. J Appl Bacteriol 1993; 75:595-603.

IJSEM list: Anonymous. Validation list no. 49. Validation of publication of new names and new combinations previously effectively published outside the IJSB. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1994; 44:370-371.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Subdivision:

Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 23
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 25
Total number of child taxa: 25

Parent taxon: Leuconostocaceae Schleifer 2010

Assigned by: Schleifer K-H. Family V. Leuconostocaceae fam. nov. In: De Vos P, Garrity GM, Jones D, Krieg NR, Ludwig W, Rainey FA, K.-H. S, Whitman WB (eds), Bergey's Manual of Systematic Bacteriology, 2nd edn, vol. 3 (The Firmicutes), Springer, New York, 2009, p. 624.

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