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Genera named after personal names

See also Genera named after geographical names, Genera named after institutions, Genera named after mythological figures

 

The genera named after personal names are cited in the following table.

 

Genus names

Personal names

Adlercreutzia

H. Adlercreutz, a Finnish professor.

Afifella

S. Afif,  a British philosopher and painter

Agreia

Nina S. Agre, a Russian microbiologist.

Ahrensia
Pseudahrensia

Ahrens, a German microbiologist.

Akkermansia

Antoon Akkermans, a Dutch microbiologist.

Allisonella

M. J. Allison, an American microbiologist.

Ameyamaea

Minoru Ameyama, a Japanese bacteriologist.

Anderseniella

Valérie Andersen, a French bacteriologist.

Andreprevotia

André R. Prévot, a French bacteriologist.

Asaia
Neoasaia

Toshinobu Asai, a Japanese bacteriologist.

Asanoa

Koso Asano, a Japanese microbiologist.

Austwickia

Peter K.C. Austwick, a New Zealander botanist.

Barnesiella

Ella M. Barnes, British microbiologist.

Bartonella

Dr. A. L. Barton, Peruvian physician.

Bauldia

John Bauld, an Australian microbiologist.

Beggiatoa

F. S. Beggiato, a physician of Vicenza.

Beijerinckia

Martinus W. Beijerinck, a Dutch microbiologist.

Belliella

Russell Bell, a Swedish aquatic microbiologist.

Belnapia

Jayne Belnap, an American microbiologist.

Beneckea

W. Benecke, a German bacteriologist.

Bergeriella

U. Berger, a German bacteriologist.

Bergeyella

David H. Bergey, an American bacteriologist.

Bermanella

Tom Berman, an aquatic microbial ecologist.

Bhargavaea

Pushpa Mittra Bhargava, an Indian biologist.

Bibersteinia

Ernst L. Biberstein, an American bacteriologist.

Bisgaardia

Magne Bisgaard, a Danish microbiologist.

Bizionia

Bartolomeo Bizio, an Italian naturalist.

Blautia

Michael Blaut, a German microbiologist.

Bordetella

Jules Bordet, a French microbiologist.

Borrelia

A. Borrel, a French scientist.

Bosea

J. C. Bose, the founder of the Bose Institute.

Bowmanella

John P. Bowman, an Australian microbiologist.

Brackiella

Manfred Brack, a German pathologist

Branhamella

Sara Branham, an American microbiologist.

Brenneria

Don J. Brenner, an American bacteriologist.

Brockia

Thomas Dale Brock, an American microbiologist.

Brucella

Sir Davis Bruce, a Scottish physician.

Buchnera

Paul Buchner, a German biologist.

Bulleidia

Arthur Bulleid, a British oral microbiologist.

Burkholderia

W. H. Burkholder, an American bacteriologist.

Buttiauxella

René Buttiaux, a French bacteriologist.

Castellaniella

Sir Aldo Castellani, a British-Italian bacteriologist.

Catonella

Elizabeth P. Cato, a United States microbiologist.

Chainia

Ernst Boris Mikaelovich Chain, a German/British microbiologist.

Christensenella

Henrik Christensen, a Danish bacteriologist.

Clevelandina

L. R. Cleveland, an American biologist.

Cobetia

Andre B. Cobet, an American bacteriologist.

Cohnella

Ferdinand Cohn, a German microbiologist.

Collinsella

Matthew D. Collins, a Bristish microbiologist.

Colwellia

Rita R. Colwell, an American bacteriologist.

Cosenzaea

Benjamin J. Cosenza, an American microbiologist.

Costertonia

J. W. Costerton, an American bacteriologist.

Couchioplanes

J. N. Couch, an American mycologist.

Cowdria

E. V. Cowdry, an American rickettsiologist.

Coxiella

Herold R. Cox, an American microbiologist.

Crabtreella

K. Crabtree, an American microbiologist.

Crossiella

Thomas Cross, a Bristish microbiologist.

Dasania

Dasan, a Korean scientist.

Deleya

Jozef De Ley, a Belgian microbiologist.

Derxia

H. G. Derx, a Dutch microbiologist.

Devosia

Paul De Vos, a Belgian microbiologist.

Devriesea

L. A. Devriese, a Belgian veterinary microbiologist.

Dickeya

Robert S. Dickey, an American phytopathologist

Dietzia

Alma Dietz, an American microbiologist.

Dongia

Xiu-Zhu Dong, a Chinese bacteriologist and bacterial taxonomist.

Dorea

Joël Doré, a French microbiologist.

Duganella
Pseudoduganella

P. R. Dugan, an American microbiologist.

Dyella

Douglas W. Dye, a New Zealander microbiologist

Edwardsiella

P. R. Edwards, an American bacteriologist.

Eggerthella
Paraeggerthella

Arnold H. Eggerth, an American bacteriologist.

Eggerthia

Arnold H. Eggerth, an American bacteriologist.

Ehrlichia

Paul Ehrlich, a German bacteriologist.

Eikenella

M. Eiken, a Scandinavian biologist.

Elioraea

Eliora Z. Ron, an Israeli microbiologist.

Elizabethkingia

Elizabeth O. King, an American bacteriologist.

Elstera

Hans Joachim Elster, a German limnologist.

Erwinia

Erwin Frink Smith, an American bacteriologist.

Escherichia

Theodor Escherich, a German physician.

Euzebya

Jean P. Euzéby, a French bacteriologist.

Euzebyella

Jean P. Euzéby, a French bacteriologist.

Ewingella

William H. Ewing, an American bacteriologist.

Facklamia

Richard R. Facklam, an American bacteriologist.

Fangia

Xinfang Fang, a Chinese microbiologist.

Finegoldia

S. M. Finegold, an American bacteriologist.

Francisella

Edward Francis, an American bacteriologist.

Frankia

A. B. Frank, a Swiss microbiologist.

Frateuria

Joseph Frateur, a Belgian microbiologist.

Friedmanniella

E. Imre Friedmann, an American microbiologist.

Fuchsiella

Georg Fuchs, a German microbiologist.

Gallionella

B. Gallion, a receiver of customs and zoologist (1782-1839) in Dieppe, France.

Garciella

Jean-Louis Garcia, a French microbiologist.

Gardnerella

H. L. Gardner, an American bacteriologist.

Georgfuchsia

Georg Fuchs, a German bacteriologist.

Gibbsiella

John N. Gibbs, a British forest pathologist.

Giesbergeria

G. Giesberger, a Dutch microbiologist.

Gilliamella

Martha A. Gilliam, an American microbiologist.

Gillisia

Monique Gillis, a Belgian bacteriologist.

Goodfellowiella (in place of the illegitimate name Goodfellowia)

Michael Goodfellow, a British microbiologist.

Gordonia

Ruth E. Gordon, an American bacteriologist.

Gordonibacter

Jeffrey I. Gordon, an American bacteriologist.

Grahamella

George Stuart Graham Smith, a Bristish microbiologist.

Gramella

Hans Christian Gram, a Danish pharmacologist and pathologist.

Grimontia

Patrick A. D. Grimont, a French microbiologist.

Guggenheimella

Bernhard Guggenheim, a Swiss microbiologist.

Gulbenkiania
Pseudogulbenkiania

Calouste Gulbenkian, a Portuguese protector of the arts and sciences.

Haemobartonella

Dr. A. L. Barton, Peruvian physician.

Hahella

Yung Chil Hah, a Korean bacteriologist.

Hallella

Ivan C. Hall, a United States microbiologist.

Hamadaea

Masa Hamada, a Japanese microbiologist.

Hansschlegelia

Hans G. Schlegel, a German microbiologist.

Henriciella

Arthur T. Henrici, an American microbiologist.

Hespellia

Robert B. Hespell, an American microbiologist.

Hippea

Hans Hippe, a German microbiologist.

Hirschia

Peter Hirsch, a German microbiologist.

Hoeflea

Manfred Höfle, a German microbiologist.

Holdemania

Lillian V. Holdeman Moore, an American microbiologist.

Hollandina

André Hollande Jr., a French protistologist.

Hongia

Soon-Woo Hong, a Korean microbiologist.

Hongiella

Soon-Woo Hong, a Korean microbiologist.

Howardella

Bernard Howard, a New Zealand microbiologist.

Hoyosella

Manuel Hoyos, a pioneer in the research for the protection of Altamira Cave paintings.
 

Huaishuia

Huai-Shu Xu, a Chinese microbiologist.

Hylemonella

Philip B. Hylemon, an American bacteriologist.

Hyunsoonleella

Hyun-Soon Lee, a Korean microbiologist.

Ignatzschineria (in place of the illegitimate name Schineria)

Ignatz Rudolph Schiner, an Austrian entomologist, who first described the fly Wohlfahrtia magnifica.

Jahnella

Eduard Adolf Wilhelm Jahn.

Jannaschia

Holger W. Jannasch, a German microbiologist.

Jiangella

Cheng-Lin Jiang, a Chinese microbiologist

Jishengella

Jisheng Ruan, a Chinese microbiologist.

Johnsonella

John L. Johnson, a United States microbiologist.

Jonesia

Dorothy Jones, a British microbiologist.

Jonquetella

Professor Jonquet, a French clinician

Joostella

P. J. Jooste, a South African bacteriologist.

Kandleria

Otto Kandler, a German bacteriologist.

Kangiella

Kook Hee Kang, a Korean microbiologist.

Kerstersia

Karel Kersters, a Belgian microbiologist.

Kingella

Elizabeth O. King, an American bacteriologist.

Kitasatoa

Shibasaburo Kitasato, a Japanese bacteriologist.

Kitasatospora

Shibasaburo Kitasato, a Japanese bacteriologist.

Klebsiella

Edwin Klebs, a German bacteriologist.

Klugiella

Michael J. Klug, an American entomologist/microbiologist.

Kluyvera

Albert Jan Kluyver, a Dutch microbiologist.

Knoellia

Hans Knöll, a German pioneer in antibiotic research.

Kocuria

Miroslav Kocur, a Slovakian microbiologist.

Kofleria

Ludwig Kofler, an Austrian scientist.

Komagataeibacter

Kazuo Komagata, a Japaneese microbiologist.

Koserella

Stewart A. Koser, an American bacteriologist.

Kozakia

Michio Kozaki, a Japaneese microbiologist.

Krasilnikovia

N. A. Krasil'nikov, a Russian actinomycetologist.

Kriegella

Noel R. Krieg, an American microbiologist

Kroppenstedtia

Reiner M. Kroppenstedt, a German microbiologist.

Kurthia

H. Kurth, a German bacteriologist.

Kushneria
Allokutzneria

Donn J. Kushner, a Canadian microbiologist.

Kutzneria

Hans-Jürgen Kutzner, a German microbiologist.

Kyrpidia

Nikolaos C. Kyrpides, a Greek-American genomics scientist.

Labedaea

David P. Labeda, an American bacteriologist.

Labedella

David P. Labeda, an American bacteriologist.

Labrenzia

Matthias Labrenz, a German marine microbiologist.

Laceyella

John Lacey, a Bristish microbiologist.

Larkinella

John M. Larkin, an American microbiologist.

Lautropia

H. Lautrop, a Danish bacteriologist.

Lawsonia

G. H. K. Lawson, an American bacteriologist.

Leadbetterella

Edward R. Leadbetter, an American microbiologists.

Lechevalieria

Hubert and Mary Lechevalier, an American microbiologists.

Leclercia

H. Leclerc, a French bacteriologist.

Leeia

Keho Lee, a Korean microbiologist.

Leeuwenhoekiella

Antonie van Leeuwenhoek, a Dutch scientist.

Leifsonia

Einar Leifson, an American microbiologist.

Leisingera

Thomas Leisinger, a Swiss bacteriologist.

Leminorella

Léon Le Minor, a French bacteriologist.

Lentzea

Friedrich A. Lentze, a German microbiologist.

Levinea

Max Levine, an American bacteriologist.

Lewinella

Ralph Lewin, an American bacteriologist.

Lihuaxuella

Li-Hua Xu, a Chinese microbiologist.

Lishizhenia

Li Shizhen, a famous Chinese naturalist.

Listeria

Lord Lister, a Bristish surgeon.

Listonella

J. Liston, an American bacteriologist.

Loktanella

Tjhing-Lok Tan from the Alfred Wegener Institute in Bremerhaven.

Lonsdalea

David Lonsdale, a pathologist of British forest.

Luedemannella

G. M. Luedemann, a Russian actinomycetologist.

Mahella

Robert A. Mah, an American microbiologist.

Malikia

Kuhrsheed A. Malik, a German microbiologist.

Mannheimia

Walter Mannheim, a German microbiologist.

Martelella

E. Martel, a French explorer

Marvinbryantia in place of the illegitimate name Bryantella)

Marvin P. Bryant, an American microbiologist.

Millisia

Nancy F. Millis, an Australian microbiologist.

Mitsuokella

T. Mitsuoka, a Japanese bacteriologist.

Moellerella

V. Møller, a Danish microbiologist.

Moorella

W. E. C. Moore, an American microbiologist.

Moraxella

V. Morax, a Swiss ophthalmologist.

Morganella

H. de R. Morgan, a Bristish bacteriologist.

Moritella
Paramoritella

Richard Y. Morita, an American microbiologist.

Moryella

Francine Mory, a French bacteriologist

Murdochiella

David A. Murdoch, a British microbiologist.

Nakamurella

Kazonuri Nakamura, a Japanese microbiologist.

Naumannella

Dieter Naumann, a German bacteriologist.

Neiella

Masatoshi Nei.

Neisseria

Albert Neisser, a German bacteriologist.

Neokomagataea

Kazuo Komagata, a Japanese microbiologist.

Nesterenkonia

Olga Nesterenko, an Ukrainian microbiologist.

Nicoletella

Jacques Nicolet, a Swiss microbiologist.

Nocardia
Allonocardiopsis, Nocardioides, Nocardiopsis, Pseudonocardia

Edmond Nocard, a French veterinarian and microbiologist.

Nonomuraea

H. Nonomura, a Japanese taxonomist of actinomycetes.

Ohtaekwangia

Oh Tae-Kwang, a Korean microbiologist.

Oerskovia
Paraoerskovia

Jeppe Ørskov, a Danish microbiologist.

Olleya

June Olley, a British bacteriologist.

Olsenella

Ingar Olsen, a Norwegian microbiologist.

Orenia

Aharon Oren, an Israeli bacteriologist.

Ottowia

Johannes C. G. Ottow, a German bacteriologist.

Owenweeksia

Owen B. Weeks, an American bacteriologist.

Palleronia

Norberto Palleroni an American bacteriologist.

Pasteurella

Louis Pasteur, a French scientist.

Pasteuria

Louis Pasteur, a French scientist.

Pelczaria

M. J. Pelczar, an American bacteriologist.

Pfennigia

Norbert Pfennig, a German bacteriologist.

Pillotina

J. Pillot, a French microbiologist.

Piscirickettsia

Howard Taylor Ricketts, an American pathologist.

Prauserella

Helmut Prauser, a German microbiologist.

Prevotella
Paraprevotella, Alloprevotella

André R. Prévot, a French bacteriologist.

Ruegeria

Rueger, a German microbiologist.

Quinella

J. I. Quin, a South African microbiologist.

Rahnella

Otto Rahn, a German-American microbiologist.

Ralstonia

E. Ralston, an American bacteriologist.

Raoultella

Didier Raoult, a French microbiologist.

Rathayibacter

E. Rathay, an Australian plant pathologist.

Reichenbachiella in place of the the illegitimate name Reichenbachia)

Hans Reichenbach, a German microbiologist.

Rheinheimera

Gerhard Rheinheimer, a German marine microbiologist.

Rickettsia
Diplorickettsia, Neorickettsia, Rickettsiella

Howard Taylor Ricketts, an American pathologist.

Riemerella

Riemer.

Robinsoniella

Isadore M. Robinson, an American microbiologist.

Rochalimaea

Henrique da Rocha-Lima, a Brazilian bacteriologist.

Roseburia

Theodor Rosebury, an American microbiologist.

Rothia

Genevieve D. Roth, an American bacteriologist.

Ruania

Ji-Sheng Ruan, a Chinese microbiologist.

Ruegeria

Rueger, a German microbiologist.

Rummeliibacillus

John Rummel, an American astrobiologist.

Salmonella

Daniel E. Salmon, a U.S. veterinary surgeon.

Samsonia

Régine Samson, a French phytobacteriologist.

Scardovia
Aeriscardovia, Parascardovia, Alloscardovia, Metascardovia

Vittorio Scardovi, an Italian microbiologist.

Schineria

Ignatz Rudolph Schiner who first described the fly Wohlfahrtia magnifica.

Schlegelella

H. G. Schlegel, a German microbiologist.

Schlesneria

Heinz Schlesner, a German microbiologist.

Schumannella

P. Schumann, a German microbiologist.

Schwartzia

Helen M. Schwartz, a South African rumen physiologist.

Sebaldella

Madeleine Sebald, a French bacteriologist.

Seinonella

Akio Seino, a Japanese microbiologist.

Seliberia

G. L. Seliber, a Russian microbiologist.

Serratia

Serafino Serrati, an Italian physicist.

Sharpea

Michaela E. Sharpe, a British bacteriologist.

Shewanella
Alishewanella

J. M. Shewan, a British bacteriologist.

Shigella

Kiyoshi Shiga, a Japanese bacteriologist.

Shimazuella

Akira Shimazu, a Japanese microbiologist.

Shimia

Jae H. Shim, a Korean microbiologist.

Shimwellia

J. L. Shimwell.

Shinella

Yong-Kook Shin, a Japanese microbiologist.

Shivajiella

S. Shivaji, an Indian microbiologist.

Shuttleworthia

Cyril Shuttleworth, a British microbiologist.

Simiduia

Usio Simidu, a Japanese microbiologist.

Simkania

Arbitrary name formed from the personal name Simona Kahane.

Simonsiella

Hellmuth Simons, a German bacteriologist..

Skermanella

Victor B. D. Skerman, an Australian bacteriologist and taxonomist.

Skermania

Victor B. D. Skerman, an Australian bacteriologist and taxonomist.

Slackia

Geoffrey Slack, a British microbiologist and dental researcher.

Smithella

Paul H. Smith, an American microbiologist.

Sneathia

P. H. A. Sneath, a Bristish bacteriologist.

Sneathiella

P. H. A. Sneath, a Bristish bacteriologist.

Snodgrassella

Robert Evans Snodgrass, an American entomologist.

Soehngenia

Nicolas L. Soehngen, a Dutch microbiologist.

Soonwooa

Soon-Woo Hong, a Korean microbiologist.

Stackebrandtia

Erko Stackebrandt, a German microbiologist.

Staleya

James T. Staley, an American microbiologist.

Stanierella

Roger Y. Stanier, a Canadian microbiologist.

Stappia

Stapp, a Belgian microbiologist.

Starkeya

Robert L. Starkey, an American bacteriologist.

Stetteria

Karl Otto Stetter, a German biologist.

Sunxiuqinia

Xiuqin Sun, a Chinese marine biologist.

Sutterella
Parasutterella

Vera Sutter, an American bacteriologist.

Suttonella

R. G. A. Sutton, a British bacteriologist.

Swaminathania

Swaminathan, an Indian biologist.

Tannerella

Anne C. R. Tanner, an American microbiologist.

Tanticharoenia

Morakot Tanticharoen, a Thai bacteriologist.

Tatlockia

Hugh Tatlock, an American microbiologist.

Tatumella

Harvey Tatum, an American bacteriologist.

Taylorella

C. E. D. Taylor, a British bacteriologist.

Terasakiella

Y. Terasaki, a Japanese microbiologist.

Thauera

R. Thauer, a German bacteriologist.

Thorsellia

Walborg Thorsell, a Swedish biologist.

Tindallia

Brian Tindall, a Bristish bacteriologist.

Tistlia

Michael Tistl, a German geologist.

Tissierella

P. H. Tissier, a French bacteriologist.

Tomitella

Fusao Tomita, a Japanese microbiologist.

Trabulsiella

L. R. Trabulsi, a Brazilian bacteriologist.

Truepera

Hans G. Trüper, a German bacteriologist.

Trueperella

Hans G. Trüper, a German bacteriologist.

Tsukamurella

Michio Tsukamura, a Japanese microbiologist.

Turneriella

Leslie Turner, a Bristish microbiologist.

Umezawaea

Hamao Umezawa, a Japanese bacteriologist.

Uruburuella

Federico Uruburu, a Spanish microbiologist.

Vasilyevaea

Lina Vasilyeva, a Russian microbiologist.

Veillonella

Adrien Veillon, a French bacteriologist.

Vogesella

Otto Voges, a German microbiologist.

Volcaniella

B. Elazari-Volcani, an Israeli bacteriologist.

Wautersia

Georges Wauters, a Belgian microbiologist.

Wautersiella

Georges Wauters, a Belgian microbiologist.

Weeksella

Owen B. Weeks, an American bacteriologist.

Weissella

Norbert Weiss, a German bacteriologist.

Wenxinia

Wen-Xin Chen, a Chinese microbiologist.

Wigglesworthia

V. B. Wigglesworth, a British parasitologist.

Williamsia

Stanley T. Williams, a British microbiologist.

Winogradskyella

Sergey Winogradsky, a Russian microbiologist.

Wolbachia

S. Burt Wolbach, an American bacteriologist.

Wolinella

M. J. Wolin, an American bacteriologist.

Xiangella

Hua Xiang, a Chinese microbiologist.

Yangia

H.-F. Yang, a Chinese microbiologist.

Yaniella in place of the the illegitimate name Yania)

Xun-Chu Yan, a Chinese microbiologist.

Yersinia

Alexandre J. E. Yersin, a Swiss bacteriologist.

Yonghaparkia

Yong-Ha Park, a Korean microbiologist.

Yuhushiella

Yuhu Shi, a Chinese microbiologist.

Zavarzinella

Georgii A. Zavarzin, a Russian bacteriologist.

Zavarzinia

Georgii A. Zavarzin, a Russian bacteriologist.

Zhangella

Shu-Zheng Zhang, a Chinese biochemist.

Zhihengliuella

Zhi-Heng Liu, a Chinese microbiologist.

Zhouia

Pei-Jin Zhou, a Chinese microbiologist

Zimmermannella

O.E.R. Zimmermann, a German microbiologist.

Zobellella

Claude E. ZoBell, an American bacteriologist.

Zobellia
Pseudozobellia

Claude E. ZoBell, an American bacteriologist.

Zooshikella

Zoo Shik Lee, a Korean microbiologist.

Zunongwangia

Zu-Nong Wang, a Chinese microbiologist.

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