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Genus Parachlamydia

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).


 

Parachlamydia Everett et al. 1999, gen. nov. (Type genus of the family ¤ Parachlamydiaceae Everett et al. 1999).
Type species: ¤ Parachlamydia acanthamoebae Everett et al. 1999.
Etymology: Gr. prep. para, beside, alongside of, near, like; N.L. fem. n. Chlamydia, taxonomic name of a bacterial genus; N.L. fem. n. Parachlamydia, resembling the genus Chlamydia.
Valid publication: EVERETT (K.D.E.), BUSH (R.M.) and ANDERSEN (A.A.): Emended description of the order Chlamydiales, proposal of Parachlamydiaceae fam. nov. and Simkaniaceae fam. nov., each containing one monotypic genus, revised taxonomy of the family Chlamydiaceae, including a new genus and five new species, and standards for the identification of organisms. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1999, 49, 415-440.
Original article in IJSEM Online

Note: Parachlamydia was previously known as "Candidatus Parachlamydia" Amann et al. 1997.

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Parachlamydia acanthamoebae Everett et al. 1999, sp. nov. (Type species of the genus.)
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) Bn9 = ATCC VR-1476.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: Y07556.
Etymology: N.L. n. Acanthamoeba,  taxonomic name of a genus of Acanthamoebidae; N.L. gen. n. acanthamoebae, of (living in) members of the genus Acanthamoeba.
Valid publication: EVERETT (K.D.E.), BUSH (R.M.) and ANDERSEN (A.A.): Emended description of the order Chlamydiales, proposal of Parachlamydiaceae fam. nov. and Simkaniaceae fam. nov., each containing one monotypic genus, revised taxonomy of the family Chlamydiaceae, including a new genus and five new species, and standards for the identification of organisms. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1999, 49, 415-440.
Original article in IJSEM Online

Notes:
1 Parachlamydia acanthamoebae was previously known as "Candidatus Parachlamydia Acanthamoebae " Amann et al. 1997.
2 In the paper by Everett et al. 1999, the type strain is erroneously cited as ATCC VR 1476 (without dash).
Reference: TANG (J.): Personal communication (May 30, 2001).

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