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Family Nocardiaceae

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).


 

Nocardiaceae Castellani and Chalmers 1919, familia.
Type genus: ¤ Nocardia Trevisan 1889 (Approved Lists 1980).
Etymology: N.L. fem. n. Nocardia, type genus of the family; suff. -aceae, ending to denote a family; N.L. fem. pl. n. Nocardiaceae, the Nocardia 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: CASTELLANI (A.) and CHALMERS (A.J.): Manual of Tropical Medicine, 3rd ed., Williams Wood and Co., New York, 1919, p. 1040.

Nocardiaceae Castellani and Chalmers 1919 (Approved Lists 1980) emend. Rainey et al. 1997 (complete authorship reads Rainey, Ward-Rainey and Stackebrandt).
Type genus: ¤ Nocardia Trevisan 1889 (Approved Lists 1980).
Etymology: N.L. fem. n. Nocardia, type genus of the family; suff. -aceae, ending to denote a family; N.L. fem. pl. n. Nocardiaceae, the Nocardia 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

Nocardiaceae Castellani and Chalmers 1919 (Approved Lists 1980) emend. Zhi et al. 2009.
Type genus: ¤ Nocardia Trevisan 1889 (Approved Lists 1980).
Etymology: N.L. fem. n. Nocardia, type genus of the family; suff. -aceae, ending to denote a family; N.L. fem. pl. n. Nocardiaceae, the Nocardia 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

Note: Zhi et al. 2009 propose that the families Nocardiaceae and ¤ Gordoniaceae be combined in an emended family Nocardiaceae.

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