Name: Yersinia van Loghem 1944 (Approved Lists 1980)

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: N.L. fem. n. Yersinia, named for the French bacteriologist A.J.E. Yersin, who first isolated the causal organism of plague in 1894

Type species: Yersinia pestis (Lehmann and Neumann 1896) van Loghem 1944 (Approved Lists 1980)

Effective publication: Van Loghem JJ. The classification of plague-bacillus. Antonie van Leeuwenhoek Journal of Microbiology and Serology 1944; 10:15-16.

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: 20
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 21
Total number of child taxa: 21

Parent taxon: Yersiniaceae Adeolu et al. 2016

Assigned by: Adeolu M, Alnajar S, Naushad S, S Gupta R. Genome-based phylogeny and taxonomy of the 'Enterobacteriales': proposal for Enterobacterales ord. nov. divided into the families Enterobacteriaceae, Erwiniaceae fam. nov., Pectobacteriaceae fam. nov., Yersiniaceae fam. nov., Hafniaceae fam. nov., Morganellaceae fam. nov., and Budviciaceae fam. nov. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2016; 66:5575-5599.

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