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Genus Histophilus

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").

 

Histophilus Angen et al. 2003, gen. nov.
Type species: ¤ Histophilus somni Angen et al. 2003.
Etymology: Gr. n. histos, tissue; N.L. adj. philus (from Gr. adj. philos friendly); N.L. masc. n. Histophilus, the tissue friend.
Valid publication: ANGEN (Ø.), AHRENS (P.), KUHNERT (P.), CHRISTENSEN (H.) and MUTTERS (R.): Proposal of Histophilus somni gen. nov., sp. nov. for the three species incertae sedis 'Haemophilus somnus', 'Haemophilus agni' and 'Histophilus ovis'. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2003, 53, 1449-1456.
Original article in IJSEM Online

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Histophilus somni Angen et al. 2003, sp. nov. (Type species of the genus.)
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) 8025 = ATCC 43625= CCUG 36157.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: AF549387.
Etymology: L. gen. n. somni, of sleep, referring to one of the disease conditions associated with the bacterium.
Valid publication: ANGEN (Ø.), AHRENS (P.), KUHNERT (P.), CHRISTENSEN (H.) and MUTTERS (R.): Proposal of Histophilus somni gen. nov., sp. nov. for the three species incertae sedis 'Haemophilus somnus', 'Haemophilus agni' and 'Histophilus ovis'. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2003, 53, 1449-1456.
Original article in IJSEM Online

Note: Histophilus somni Angen et al. 2003 was previously known as "Histophilus ovis" Roberts 1956 or "Haemophilus agni" Kennedy et al. 1958 or "Haemophilus somnus" (sic) Bailie 1969 or "Haemophilus somnifer" Miles et al. 1972.

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