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Genus Caseobacter

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: 1
Number of subspecies cited in this file: 0

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

 

Caseobacter Crombach 1978, genus.
Type species: ¤ Caseobacter polymorphus Crombach 1978 (Approved Lists 1980).
Etymology: L. n. caseus, cheese; N.L. masc. n. bacter, a rod; N.L. masc. n. Caseobacter, cheese rod.
Approved Lists reference: SKERMAN (V.B.D.), McGOWAN (V.) and SNEATH (P.H.A.) (editors): Approved Lists of Bacterial Names. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1980, 30, 225-420 (Approved Lists of Bacterial Names in IJSEM Online - Approved Lists of Bacterial Names Amended edition).
Original publication: CROMBACH (W.H.J.): Caseobacter polymorphus gen. nov., sp. nov., a coryne-form bacterium from cheese. International Journal of Systematic Bacteriology, 1978, 28, 354-366.

¤ Corynebacterium Lehmann and Neumann 1896 (Approved Lists 1980).

Note: Collins et al. 1989 propose that ¤ Caseobacter polymorphus Crombach 1978 (Approved Lists 1980), the type species of the genus Caseobacter, is a later heterotypic synonym of ¤ Corynebacterium variabile corrig. (Müller 1961) Collins 1987. According to Rule 37a, bacteriologists adhering to this proposal must change the name Caseobacter to ¤ Corynebacterium.
Reference: COLLINS (M.D.), SMIDA (J.) and STACKEBRANDT (E.): Phylogenetic evidence for the transfer of Caseobacter polymorphus (Crombach) to the genus Corynebacterium. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1989, 39, 7-9.
Original article in IJSEM Online

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Caseobacter polymorphus Crombach 1978, species. (Type species of the genus.)
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) ATCC 33010= DSM 20536 = HAMBI 2051 = JCM 1377 = LMD AC 256.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: AJ222816.
Etymology: N.L. masc. adj. polymorphus (from Gr. adj. polumorphos -on), having many shapes, multiform.
Approved Lists reference: SKERMAN (V.B.D.), McGOWAN (V.) and SNEATH (P.H.A.) (editors): Approved Lists of Bacterial Names. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1980, 30, 225-420 (Approved Lists of Bacterial Names in IJSEM Online - Approved Lists of Bacterial Names Amended edition).
Original publication: CROMBACH (W.H.J.): Caseobacter polymorphus gen. nov., sp. nov., a coryne-form bacterium from cheese. International Journal of Systematic Bacteriology, 1978, 28, 354-366.

¤ Corynebacterium variabile corrig. (Müller 1961) Collins 1987.

Note: According to Collins et al. 1989, Caseobacter polymorphus Crombach 1978 (Approved Lists 1980) is a later heterotypic synonym of ¤ Corynebacterium variabile corrig. (Müller 1961) Collins 1987.
Reference: COLLINS (M.D.), SMIDA (J.) and STACKEBRANDT (E.): Phylogenetic evidence for the transfer of Caseobacter polymorphus (Crombach) to the genus Corynebacterium. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1989, 39, 7-9.
Original article in IJSEM Online

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