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Family Mycobacteriaceae

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).

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).


 

Mycobacteriaceae Chester 1897, familia.
Type genus: ¤ Mycobacterium Lehmann and Neumann 1896 (Approved Lists 1980).
Etymology: N.L. neut. n. Mycobacterium, type genus of the family; suff. -aceae, ending to denote a family; N.L. fem. pl. n. Mycobacteriaceae, the Mycobacterium family.
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: CHESTER (F.D.): Report of mycologist: bacteriological work. Delaware Agricultural Experiment Station Bulletin, 1897, 9, 38-145.

Mycobacteriaceae Chester 1897 (Approved Lists 1980) emend. Stackebrandt et al. 1997.
Type genus: ¤ Mycobacterium Lehmann and Neumann 1896 (Approved Lists 1980).
Etymology: N.L. neut. n. Mycobacterium, type genus of the family; suff. -aceae, ending to denote a family; N.L. fem. pl. n. Mycobacteriaceae, the Mycobacterium family.
Reference: STACKEBRANDT (E.), RAINEY (F.A.) and WARD-RAINEY (N.L.): Proposal for a new hierarchic classification system, Actinobacteria classis nov. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1997, 47, 479-491.
Original article in IJSEM Online

Mycobacteriaceae Chester 1897 (Approved Lists 1980) emend. Zhi et al. 2009.
Type genus: ¤ Mycobacterium Lehmann and Neumann 1896 (Approved Lists 1980).
Etymology: N.L. neut. n. Mycobacterium, type genus of the family; suff. -aceae, ending to denote a family; N.L. fem. pl. n. Mycobacteriaceae, the Mycobacterium family.
Reference: ZHI (X.Y.), LI (W.J.) and STACKEBRANDT (E.): An update of the structure and 16S rRNA gene sequence-based definition of higher ranks of the class Actinobacteria, with the proposal of two new suborders and four new families and emended descriptions of the existing higher taxa. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2009, 59, 589-608.
Original article in IJSEM Online

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