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Family Neisseriaceae

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).


 

Neisseriaceae Prévot 1933, familia.
Type genus: ¤ Neisseria Trevisan 1885 (Approved Lists 1980).
Etymology: N.L. fem. n. Neisseria, type genus of the family; suff. -aceae, ending to denote a family; N.L. fem. pl. n. Neisseriaceae, the Neisseria 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: PRÉVOT (A.R.): Etude de systématique bactérienne. I. Lois générales. II. Cocci anaérobies. Annales des Sciences Naturelles Zoologie et Biologie Animale, 1933, 15, 23-260.

Neisseriaceae Prévot 1933 (Approved Lists 1980) emend. Rossau et al. 1989.
Type genus: ¤ Neisseria Trevisan 1885 (Approved Lists 1980).
Etymology: N.L. fem. n. Neisseria, type genus of the family; suff. -aceae, ending to denote a family; N.L. fem. pl. n. Neisseriaceae, the Neisseria family.
Reference: ROSSAU (R.), VANDENBUSSCHE (G.), THIELEMANS (S.), SEGERS (P.), GROSCH (H.), GÖTHE (E.), MANNHEIM (W.) and DE LEY (J.): Ribosomal ribonucleic acid cistron similarities and deoxyribonucleic acid homologies of Neisseria, Kingella, Eikenella, Simonsiella, Alysiella, and Centers for Disease Control groups EF-4 and M-5 in the emended family Neisseriaceae. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1989, 39, 185-198.
Original article in IJSEM Online

Note: According to Rossau et al., the genus ¤ Simonsiella Schmid 1922 (Approved Lists 1980), the type genus of the familly ¤ Simonsiellaceae, should be included in the family Neisseriaceae Prévot 1933 (Approved Lists 1980) emend. Rossau et al. 1989. So, the family name Neisseriaceae Prévot 1933 (Approved List 1980) should be treated as an earlier heterotypic synonym of ¤ Simonsiellaceae Steed 1962 (Approved List 1980).
Reference: ROSSAU (R.), VANDENBUSSCHE (G.), THIELEMANS (S.), SEGERS (P.), GROSCH (H.), GÖTHE (E.), MANNHEIM (W.) and DE LEY (J.): Ribosomal ribonucleic acid cistron similarities and deoxyribonucleic acid homologies of Neisseria, Kingella, Eikenella, Simonsiella, Alysiella, and Centers for Disease Control groups EF-4 and M-5 in the emended family Neisseriaceae. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1989, 39, 185-198.
Original article in IJSEM Online

Neisseriaceae Prévot 1933 (Approved Lists 1980) emend. Dewhirst et al. 1989.
Type genus: ¤ Neisseria Trevisan 1885 (Approved Lists 1980).
Etymology: N.L. fem. n. Neisseria, type genus of the family; suff. -aceae, ending to denote a family; N.L. fem. pl. n. Neisseriaceae, the Neisseria family.
Reference: DEWHIRST (F.E.), PASTER (B.J.) and BRIGHT (P.L.): Chromobacterium, Eikenella, Kingella, Neisseria, Simonsiella, and Vitreoscilla species comprise a major branch of the beta group Proteobacteria by 16S ribosomal ribonucleic acid sequence comparison: transfer of Eikenella and Simonsiella to the family Neisseriaceae (emend.). Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1989, 39, 258-266.
Original article in IJSEM Online

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