can.ce.ro.ge.na. L. masc. n.cancer (gen. cancri), crab, the disease cancer; N.L. adj. suff.-genus -a -um, producing; from L. v.gigno, to produce, give birth to, beget; N.L. fem. adj.cancerogena, cancer-inducing
heterotypic synonym, validly published under the ICNP
According to Schoenheyder et al. (1994), this species is an earlier heterotypic synonym of Enterobactertaylorae Farmer et al. 1985.Publication:
Schonheyder HC, Jensen KT, Frederiksen W. Taxonomic notes: synonymy of Enterobacter cancerogenus (Urosevic 1966) Dickey and Zumoff 1988 and Enterobacter taylorae Farmer et al. 1985 and resolution of an ambiguity in the biochemical profile. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1994; 44:586-587.
Erwiniacancerogena is the correct name if this species is regarded as a separate species (i.e., if its nomenclatural type is not assigned to another species whose name is validly published, legitimate and not rejected and has priority) within a separate genus Erwinia.