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Genus Akkermansia

Warning: In the List of Prokaryotic names with Standing in Nomenclature, an arrow () only indicates the sequence of valid publication of names and does not mean that the last name in the sequence must be used (see: Introduction).

Number of species cited in this file: 2
Number of subspecies cited in this file: 0

Classification (Warning: see also the file "Classification of prokaryotes: Introduction").


For a detailed description of this taxon see Bergey’s Manual of Systematics of Archaea and Bacteria (BMSAB).


 

Akkermansia Derrien et al. 2004, gen. nov. (Type genus of the family ¤ Akkermansiaceae Hedlund and Derrien 2012).
Type species: ¤ Akkermansia muciniphila Derrien et al. 2004.
Etymology: N.L. fem. n. Akkermansia, named after Antoon Akkermans, a Dutch microbiologist recognized for his contribution to microbial ecology.
Valid publication: DERRIEN (M.), VAUGHAN (E.E.), PLUGGE (C.M.) and DE VOS (W.M.): Akkermansia muciniphila gen. nov., sp. nov., a human intestinal mucin-degrading bacterium. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2004, 54, 1469-1476.
Original article in IJSEM Online

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Akkermansia glycaniphila Ouwerkerk et al. 2016, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) Pyt=DSM 100705=CIP 110913.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA) for the type strain: KT254068.
Whole-genome sequence accession no. for the type strain: LIGX00000000.
Etymology: N.L. neut. n. glycanum, glycan; N.L. fem. adj. phila (from Gr. fem. adj. phil ê), friend, loving; N.L. fem. adj. glycaniphila, glycan-loving.
Source: Animal.
Valid publication: OUWERKERK, J. P., AALVINK, S., BELZER, C. and DE VOS, W. M. 2016. Akkermansia glycaniphila sp. nov., an anaerobic mucin-degrading bacterium isolated from reticulated python faeces. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 66, 4614-4620.
Original article in IJSEM Online

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Akkermansia muciniphila Derrien et al. 2004, sp. nov. (Type species of the genus.)
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) Muc = ATCC BAA-835 = CIP 107961.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: AY271254.
Etymology: N.L. neut. n. mucinum, mucin; N.L. adj. philus -a -um (from Gr. adj. philos -ê -on), friend, loving; N.L. fem. adj. muciniphila, mucin-loving.
Valid publication: DERRIEN (M.), VAUGHAN (E.E.), PLUGGE (C.M.) and DE VOS (W.M.): Akkermansia muciniphila gen. nov., sp. nov., a human intestinal mucin-degrading bacterium. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2004, 54, 1469-1476.
Original article in IJSEM Online

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