Species named after persons K-N

General remarks

Taxon names are frequently derived from personal names to honour persons, particularly persons associated with microbiology. Epithets of species or subspecies can be formed from latinized personal names in the adjective form or in the genitive noun form [Rule 63]. The latter allows for distinguishing between female and male persons to be honoured. A part of the species names found in LPSN and unambiguously derived in the genitive noun form of a personal name (or, rarely, derived in the same way from the name of another kind of entity) are listed below, arranged by the name of the person to which they are referring. See also the LPSN introductory page on forming names.

New combinations

In the case of a new combination these epithets must not be adapted to the gender of the genus name.

Kaempfer

Streptomyces kaempferi

Kahane

"Candidatus Mycoplasma kahanei"

Kai Zhao

Oceanobacillus zhaokaii

Kalam

Acidovorax kalamiiSolibacillus kalamii

Kalinowski

Corynebacterium kalinowskii

Kandler

Lactobacillus kandleriMethanopyrus kandleriWeissella kandleri

Kansas

Mycobacterium kansasii

Kanungo

Acinetobacter kanungonis

Ka-pi

Alkalibacterium kapiiVirgibacillus kapii

Kasyanov

Fulvivirga kasyanovii

Kates

Halomicrobium katesii

Kaya

Photorhabdus kayaii

Keddie

Sanguibacter keddieii

Kelly

Halothiobacillus kellyi"Candidatus Rickettsia kellyi"

Kersters

Achromobacter kerstersiiComamonas kerstersii

KEXUE

Bacillus kexueae

Keyser

"Arthrobacter keyseri"

Khan

Photorhabdus khanii

Kilian

Aggregatibacter kilianii

Kimblad

Lactobacillus kimbladii

King

"Moraxella kingii"

Kirby

"Candidatus Cuticobacterium kirbyi""Candidatus Nucleicoccus kirbyi" corrig."Candidatus Nucleococcus kirbyi"

Kiredjian

Pseudochrobactrum kiredjianiae

Kirk

"Candidatus Burkholderia kirkii""Candidatus Paraburkholderia kirkii"Pseudomonas kirkiae

Kirschner

Leptospira kirschneri

Kishitani

Photobacterium kishitanii

Kitasato

Lactobacillus kitasatonis

Kjeldsen

"Candidatus Sulfomarinibacter kjeldsenii"

Klein

Photorhabdus kleinii

Klenk

Streptomyces klenkii

Kloos

Staphylococcus kloosii

Kluyver

Clostridium kluyveri

Kmety

Leptospira kmetyi

Knackmuss

Pseudomonas knackmussii

Kobayashi

Dictyobacter kobayashiiLeptospira kobayashii

Kobe

Enterobacter kobei

Koch

Bacillus kochiiCytobacillus kochii

Kocur

Halorubrum kocuriiParacoccus kocuriiPlanococcus kocuriiSalsuginibacillus kocurii

Koehler

Bartonella koehlerae

Koenoenen

Peptoniphilus koenoeneniae

Kogure

Amylibacter kogurei

Komani

"Mycobacterium komanii""Mycolicibacterium komanii"

Komarek

Persinema komarekiiSodalinema komarekii

Kook

Acinetobacter kookii

Koppenhoefer

Xenorhabdus koppenhoeferi

Koser

Citrobacter koseri

Kosoy

Bartonella kosoyi

Kotlan

"Candidatus Rickettsia kotlanii"

Koyama

Methylomonas koyamae

Kozodoi

Xenorhabdus kozodoii

Krasnov

Bartonella krasnovii

Kreft

"Candidatus Nitrospira kreftii"

Krieg

Oceanobacter kriegiiOceanospirillum kriegii"Spirillum kriegii"

Kristensen

Yersinia kristensenii

Kristiansen

Mogibacterium kristiansenii

Kristjansson

Caldicellulosiruptor kristjanssoniiSulfurihydrogenibium kristjanssonii

Kroppenstedt

Corynebacterium kroppenstedtiiGordonia kroppenstedtiiJongsikchunia kroppenstedtiiNocardia kroppenstedtiiPromicromonospora kroppenstedtiiRhodococcus kroppenstedtii

Kruczak

Nocardia kruczakiae

Krulwich

Alkalihalobacillus krulwichiaeBacillus krulwichiae

Kuenen

Hydrogenovibrio kueneniiThiomicrospira kuenenii

Kuesel

"Candidatus Sulfotelmatobacter kueseliae""Candidatus Sulfuritelmatobacter kueseliae" corrig.

Kuester

Nonomuraea kuesteri

Kuhn

Conchiformibium kuhniaeConchiformibius kuhniae corrig.

Kui Dong

Nocardioides dongkuii

Kukulkan

Pyrococcus kukulkanii

Kulagin

"Candidatus Rickettsia kulaginii" corrig.

Kumada

Ferrigenium kumadai

Kunkee

Apilactobacillus kunkeeiLactobacillus kunkeei

Kunkel

Spiroplasma kunkelii

Kunz

Helcococcus kunzii

Kurtenbach

Borrelia kurtenbachiiBorreliella kurtenbachii

Kushner

Halanaerobium kushneri corrig.Haloanaerobium kushneriSalinibacillus kushneriSalinivibrio kushneri

Kutscher

"Bacterium kutscheri"Corynebacterium kutscheri

Kuykendall

Pseudomonas kuykendallii

Kuznetsov

Desulfofundulus kuznetsoviiDesulfotomaculum kuznetsoviiGiesbergeria kuznetsoviiMagnetospirillum kuznetsovii"Candidatus Oscillochloris kuznetsovii"

Kvet

Trebonia kvetii

Kyonggi

Fluviicola kyonggiiPedobacter kyonggii

Lacey

Streptomyces laceyi

Laguerre

Rhizobium laguerreae

Laidlaw

Acholeplasma laidlawii

Lalucat

Pseudomonas lalucatii

Lan

Acinetobacter lanii

Lane

Borrelia laneiBorreliella lanei"Candidatus Rickettsia lanei"

Lanjuan Li

Actinomyces lilanjuaniae

Lanthier

"Aliarcobacter lanthieri"Aliarcobacter lanthieriArcobacter lanthieri

Lapage

Cedecea lapagei

Larry Moore

Agrobacterium larrymooreiRhizobium larrymoorei

Larsen

Haloferax larseniiHalostagnicola larsenii

La Scola

Prevotella lascolaii

Latyschew

Borrelia latyschewii

Laumond

Photorhabdus laumondii

Leach

Mycoplasma leachii

Leadbetter

Capnocytophaga leadbetteri

Lechevalier

Glycomyces lechevalierae

Leeuwenhoek

Streptomyces leeuwenhoekii

Lehmann

Mycobacterium lehmannii

Leichmann

Lactobacillus leichmannii

Leidy

Caulobacter leidyi corrig.Sphingomonas leidyi

Leisinger

Methylophilus leisingeri corrig.

Leman

Enterococcus lemanii

Lemoigne

Paucimonas lemoigneiPseudomonas lemoignei

Leopold

Gardnerella leopoldii

Lev

Bacteroides leviiPorphyromonas levii

Levett

Leptospira levettii

Levick

Brevibacillus levickii

Liande Wu

Actinomyces wuliandei

Liceras

Leptospira licerasiae

Lien

Thermovirga lienii

Lignieres

Actinobacillus lignieresii

Lincoln

Moraxella lincolnii

Lindner

Fructilactobacillus lindneriLactobacillus lindneri"Saccharomonas lindneri"

Lipman

"Actinomyces lipmanii"Streptomyces lipmanii

Lipotrue

"Alteromonas lipotrueae"

Lister

Nocardiopsis listeri

Litchfield

Halohasta litchfieldiae

Litchi

Leuconostoc litchii

Liu

Arthrobacter liuii

Ljungdahl

Clostridium ljungdahlii

Lloyd

"Halobacter lloydii"Staphylococcus lloydii

Loesche

Bacteroides loescheiiPrevotella loescheii

Loge

Aliivibrio logeiPhotobacterium logeiVibrio logei

Lortet

Clostridium lortetiiSporohalobacter lortetii

Louembe

Lysinibacillus louembei"Metasolibacillus louembei"

Lovley

Geobacter lovleyiTrichlorobacter lovleyi

Low

Corynebacterium lowii

Lowe

Capsosira lowei

Ludwig

Enterobacter ludwigiiWinogradskyella ludwigii

Luna Linhares

Streptomyces lunalinharesii

Lwoff

Acinetobacter lwoffii

Macy

Alkalihalobacillus macyae"Anaerobacillus macyae"Bacillus macyae

Magadi

Halomonas magadiiNatrialba magadiiNatronobacterium magadiiTindallia magadii

Magnuson

Aquitalea magnusonii

Mah

Haloterrigena mahiiMethanohalophilus mahii

Mair

Pasteurella mairii corrig.

Malekzadeh

Halopenitus malekzadehii

Malik

Bacillus malikiiMetabacillus malikii

Mandel

Pseudomonas mandelii

Mangenot

Clostridioides mangenotiiClostridium mangenotii

Manten

Mycobacterium mantenii

Marcus

Paracoccus marcusii

Margolles

Bifidobacterium margollesii

Margulis

"Longinema margulisiae"Microbacter margulisiae

Marian

"Streptomyces marianii"

Marsh

Prevotella marshii

Marth

Listeria marthii

Massilia

Actinobaculum massiliae"Candidatus Amoebinatus massiliae""Candidatus Bacteroides massiliae""Candidatus Chryseobacterium massiliae""Candidatus Peptostreptococcus massiliae""Candidatus Rhizobium massiliae"Rickettsia massiliae"Candidatus Roseomonas massiliae"

Mathrani

Thermoanaerobacter mathranii

Matruchot

Bacterionema matruchotiiCorynebacterium matruchotii

Mauleon

Xenorhabdus mauleonii

Mayombe

Clostridium mayombeiTerrisporobacter mayombei

Maze

Methanococcus mazeiMethanosarcina mazei corrig.Methanosarcina mazeii

Mazzotti

Borrelia mazzottii

Mehle

Helicobacter mehlei

Melechin

Cyanomargarita melechinii

Mendel

Paenibacillus mendeliiPedobacter mendelii"Candidatus Rickettsia mendelii"

Mercante

Bradyrhizobium mercantei

Merieux

"Candidatus Bartonella merieuxii"

Meyer

Actinomadura meyerae corrig.Actinomyces meyeriLeptospira meyeriLysinibacillus meyeriMetasolibacillus meyeriSchaalia meyeri"Stappia meyerae"

Michener

Apilactobacillus micheneriLactobacillus micheneri

Migula

Brevibacillus migulaePseudomonas migulaeSpirosoma migulaei

Mikami

Nocardia mikamii

Mikhailov

Algibacter mikhailovii

Mi-Kwang

"Peptoniphilus mikwangii"

Miller

Methanobrevibacter millerae

Mishra

Glutamicibacter mishrai

Mishustin

Devosia mishustiniiProsthecomicrobium mishustiniiVasilyevaea mishustinii

Mitskevich

Gillisia mitskevichiae

Mitsuoka

Catenibacterium mitsuokai

Mizrahi

Prevotella mizrahii

Mizuta

Flavobacterium mizutaiiSphingobacterium mizutaii corrig.

Moats

Mesomycoplasma moatsiiMycoplasma moatsii

Mohn

Pseudomonas mohnii

Mollaret

Yersinia mollaretii

Monteil

Pseudomonas monteilii

Moore

"Faecalibacterium moorei"Pseudomonas mooreiSolobacterium moorei

Moran

Entomomonas moraniae

Mordarski

Streptomyces mordarskii

Morgan

"Caldicellulosiruptor morganii"Morganella morganiiProteus morganii

Moscow

"Candidatus Anammoximicrobium moscowii"

Moss

Dysgonomonas mossii

Mossel

Pseudomonas mosselii

Mraz

Rodentibacter mrazii

Mudrow

"Candidatus Coxiella mudrowiae"

Mueller

Aquimarina muelleriEnterobacter muelleri"Candidatus Evansia muelleri""Candidatus Johnevansia muelleri" corrig."Candidatus Karelsulcia muelleri" corrig.Schizothrix muelleriSimonsiella muelleri"Candidatus Sulcia muelleri"Symplocastrum muelleri

Mukohata

Haloarcula mukohataeiHalomicrobium mukohataei

Mulder

Moorella mulderi

Mundt

Enterococcus mundtii

Murdoch

Anaerococcus murdochiiBrachyspira murdochiiSerpulina murdochii

Murlin

Citrobacter murliniae

Murray

Deinococcus murrayiListeria murrayiLyngbya murrayiPhormidium murrayiWilmottia murrayi

Murrell

Methyloparacoccus murrellii

Muytjens

Cronobacter muytjensii"Cronobacter muytjensii"

Mvumi

"Candidatus Borrelia mvumii"

Naeslund

Actinomyces naeslundii corrig.

Naganishi

Streptomyces naganishii

Nagel

Lactobacillus nageliiLiquorilactobacillus nagelii

Nakagawa

Chryseobacterium nakagawai

Nakamura

Bacillus nakamurai

Namakaokahai

Haloferax namakaokahaiae

Namsaraev

Alkaliphilus namsaraevii

Nateche

Virgibacillus natechei

Ndongo

"Bacteroides ndongoniae"

Nealson

Bacillus nealsoniiNiallia nealsonii

Neide

Bacillus neideiViridibacillus neidei

Nelson

"Candidatus Thiomargarita nelsonii"

Neter

Cedecea neteri

Neu

Actinomyces neuiiWinkia neuii

Neumann

Mycobacterium neumannii

Neve

Serratia nevei

Nezha

Ketobacter nezhaii

Nielsen

"Candidatus Electronema nielsenii"

Noack

Buttiauxella noackiae

Noertemann

Pusillimonas noertemannii

Noguchi

Leptospira noguchii

Nord

Bacteroides nordii

Norman

Ammatoidea normanii"Candidatus Paceibacter normanii"

Normand

Geodermatophilus normandii

Nourse

Streptomyces noursei

Novy

"Bacillus novyi"Clostridium novyi

Nurmi

Yersinia nurmii