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Genus Piscirickettsia

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).


 

Piscirickettsia Fryer et al. 1992, gen. nov. (Type genus of the family ¤ Piscirickettsiaceae Fryer and Lannan 2005).
Type species: ¤ Piscirickettsia salmonis Fryer et al. 1992.
Etymology: L. n. piscis, a fish; N.L. fem. n. Rickettsia, a generic name; N.L. fem. n. Piscirickettsia, rickettsia-like organism affecting fish.
Valid publication: FRYER (J.L.), LANNAN (C.N.), GIOVANNONI (S.J.) and WOOD (N.D.): Piscirickettsia salmonis gen. nov., sp. nov., the causative agent of an epizootic disease in salmonid fishes. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1992, 42, 120-126.
Original article in IJSEM Online

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Piscirickettsia salmonis Fryer et al. 1992, sp. nov. (Type species of the genus.)
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) LF-89 = ATCC VR-1361.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: U36941.
Etymology: L. n. salmo -onis, salmon; L. gen. n. salmonis, of salmon, since it was first discovered in salmon.
Valid publication: FRYER (J.L.), LANNAN (C.N.), GIOVANNONI (S.J.) and WOOD (N.D.): Piscirickettsia salmonis gen. nov., sp. nov., the causative agent of an epizootic disease in salmonid fishes. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1992, 42, 120-126.
Original article in IJSEM Online

Note: In the paper by Fryer et al. 1992, the type strain is cited as ATCC(R) VR 1361.

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