Genera named after persons K-N

General remarks

Taxon names are frequently derived from personal names to honour persons, particularly persons associated with microbiology. Names of genera can be formed from latinized personal names. They usually end in -a and are in the feminine gender [Recommendation 10a (2)] and sometimes are a diminutive (ending in -ella). A part of the genus names found in LPSN and unambiguously derived from a personal name (or derived in the same way from the name of a location or, rarely, another kind of entity) are listed below, arranged by the name of the person or location or other entity to which they are referring. See also the LPSN introductory page on forming names.

Kaiparowits

Kaiparowitsia

KAIST

KaistellaKaistia

Kalam

Kalamiella

Kandler

Kandleria

Kang

Kangiella

Karel Sulc

"Candidatus Karelsulcia" corrig.

Kastovsky

Kastovskya

KAUST

"Kaustia"

Kersters

Kerstersia

Kilonium

Kiloniella

King

Kingella

Kinneret

Kinneretia

Kiritimati

Kiritimatiella

Kitasato

Kitasatoa

Klebs

Klebsiella

Klenk

Klenkia

Klug

Klugiella

Kluyver

Kluyvera

Knoell

Knoellia

Kocur

Kocuria

Kofler

Kofleria

Komagata

Neokomagataea

Komarek

Komarekiella

Komarkova

Komarkovaea

KORDI

Kordia

Kosako

Kosakonia

Koser

Koserella

Koteja

"Candidatus Kotejella"

Kovacik

Kovacikia

Kozaki

Kozakia

Krasilnikov

KrasilnikoviaKrasilnikoviella

KRIBB

KribbellaKribbia

Krieg

Kriegella

Kroppenstedt

Kroppenstedtia

Kuenen

"Candidatus Kuenenia"

Kurth

Kurthia

Kushner

Kushneria

Kutzner

Kutzneria

Kye Joon Lee

Leekyejoonella

Kyrpides

Kyrpidia

Labeda

LabedaeaLabedella

Labrenz

Labrenzia

Lacey

Laceyella

Lagier

"Lagierella"

Lancefield

Lancefieldella

Lariska

"Candidatus Lariskella"

Larkin

Larkinella

Larsen

"Larsenia"

Lautrop

Lautropia

Lawson

LawsonellaLawsonia

Leadbetter

Leadbetterella

Lechevalier

Lechevalieria

Leclerc

Leclercia

Lederberg

Lederbergia

Lee

Leeia

Leeuwenhoek

Leeuwenhoekiella

Leifson

Leifsonia"Leifsonia"

Leisinger

Leisingera

Lelliott

Lelliottia

Le Minor

Leminorella

Lemmermann

Lemmermanniella

Lentze

Lentzea

Levine

Levinea

Lewin

Lewinella

Lightfoot

Lightfootiella

Li-Hua Xu

Lihuaxuella

Li-Ping Zhang

Lipingzhangella

Li Shizhen

Lishizhenia

Lister

Listeria

Liston

Listonella

Litchfield

Litchfieldia

Lok Tan

Loktanella

Lone Pine

Lonepinella

Lonsdale

Lonsdalea

Luedemann

Luedemannella

Luethy

"Luethyella"

Lusitania

Lusitaniella

Lutao

Lutaonella

Mah

Mahella

Mailhe

"Mailhella"

Malik

Malikia

Malipo

Maliponia

Mannheim

Mannheimia

Margalit

Margalitia

Marsac

"Marsacia"

Martel

Martelella

Marvin P. Bryant

Marvinbryantia

Massilia

Massilia

Matsue

Mitsuaria

Meinhard Simon

Meinhardsimonia

Melite

Melitea

MES

Mesonia

Millis

Millisia

Min Wu

Minwuia

Mitsuoka

Mitsuokella

MMEL

Mameliella

Moeller

Moellerella

Monash

Monashia

Montano

Montanoa

Moore

MooreaMooreiaMoorella

Moran

"Candidatus Moranella"

Morax

Moraxella

Morgan

Morganella

Morita

Moritella

Mory

Moryella

MTCC

Emticicia

MUM

Mumia

Murdoch

Murdochiella

NAAS

Naasia

NAFULS

Nafulsella

Nakamura

Nakamurella

Nanchang

Nanchangia

Nardon

"Candidatus Nardonella"

Nasu

"Candidatus Nasuia"

Naumann

Naumannella

Nautile

Nautilia

Nei

Neiella

Neisser

Neisseria

Nereid

Nereida

Nesterenko

Nesterenkonia

Neva

Nevskia

NIAB

Niabella

Niall

Niallia

NIAST

Niastella

NIBR

Nibrella

Nicolet

Nicoletella

Ning

Ningiella

NIO

Nioella

NML

Enemella

Nocard

Nocardia

Noguchi

"Noguchia"

Nonomura

Nonomuraea corrig.Nonomuria

NUBS

Nubsella