Tribe Spirilleae

Name: Spirilleae Kluyver and van Niel 1936 (Approved Lists 1980)

Category: Tribe

Proposed as: new tribe

Etymology: N.L. neut. dim. n. Spirillum, type genus of the tribe; L. fem. pl. suff. -eae, ending to denote a tribe; N.L. fem. pl. n. Spirilleae, the Spirillum tribe

Gender: feminine

Type genus: Spirillum Ehrenberg 1832 (Approved Lists 1980)

Original publication: Kluyver AJ, van Niel CB. Prospects for a natural system of classification of bacteria. Zentralblatt fur Bakteriologie, Parasitenkunde, Infektionskrankheiten und Hygiene. Abteilung II. 1936; 94:369-403.

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

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