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Genus Faecalibacterium

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").


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


 

Faecalibacterium Duncan et al. 2002, gen. nov.
Type species: ¤ Faecalibacterium prausnitzii (Hauduroy et al. 1937) Duncan et al. 2002.
Etymology: N.L. adj. faecalis (from L. n. faex faecis), pertaining to feces; L. neut. n. bacterium, a small rod; N.L. neut. n. Faecalibacterium, rod from feces, as this bacterium is abundant in feces, with the colon its presumed habitat.
Valid publication: DUNCAN (S.H.), HOLD (G.L.), HARMSEN (H.J.M.), STEWART (C.S.) and FLINT (H.J.): Growth requirements and fermentation products of Fusobacterium prausnitzii, and a proposal to reclassify it as Faecalibacterium prausnitzii gen. nov., comb. nov. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2002, 52, 2141-2146.
Original article in IJSEM Online

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Faecalibacterium prausnitzii (Hauduroy et al. 1937) Duncan et al. 2002, comb. nov. (Type species of the genus.)
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) ATCC 27768= NCIMB 13872.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: AJ413954.
Basonym: ¤ Fusobacterium prausnitzii (Hauduroy et al. 1937) Moore and Holdeman 1970 (Approved Lists 1980).
Other synonyms: "Bacillus mucosus anaerobius" Prausnitz 1922, "Bacteroides praussnitzii" (sic) Hauduroy et al. 1937.
Etymology: N.L. gen. n. prausnitzii, of Prausnitz; named for C. Prausnitz, the bacteriologist who first isolated this organism.
Valid publication: DUNCAN (S.H.), HOLD (G.L.), HARMSEN (H.J.M.), STEWART (C.S.) and FLINT (H.J.): Growth requirements and fermentation products of Fusobacterium prausnitzii, and a proposal to reclassify it as Faecalibacterium prausnitzii gen. nov., comb. nov. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2002, 52, 2141-2146.
Original article in IJSEM Online

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