Family Rickettsiaceae

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Classification - List of genera included in the family - Warning: see also the file "Classification of prokaryotes: Introduction".

 

Rickettsiaceae Pinkerton 1936, familia.
Type genus: ¤ Rickettsia da Rocha-Lima 1916 (Approved Lists 1980).
Etymology: N.L. fem. n. Rickettsia, type genus of the family; L. suff. -aceae, ending to denote a family; N.L. fem. pl. n. Rickettsiaceae, the Rickettsia family.
References: 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). [PINKERTON (H.): Criteria for the accurate classification of the rickettsial disease (Rickettsioses) and their etiological agents. Parasitology, 1936, 28, 172-189.]

Rickettsiaceae Pinkerton 1936 (Approved Lists 1980) emend. Brenner et al. 1993.
Type genus: ¤ Rickettsia da Rocha-Lima 1916 (Approved Lists 1980).
Etymology: N.L. fem. n. Rickettsia, type genus of the family; L. suff. -aceae, ending to denote a family; N.L. fem. pl. n. Rickettsiaceae, the Rickettsia family.
Reference: BRENNER (D.J.), O'CONNOR (S.P.), WINKLER (H.H.) and STEIGERWALT (A.G.): Proposals to unify the genera Bartonella and Rochalimaea, with descriptions of Bartonella quintana comb. nov., Bartonella vinsonii comb. nov., Bartonella henselae comb. nov., and Bartonella elizabethae comb. nov., and to remove the family Bartonellaceae from the order Rickettsiales. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1993, 43, 777-786.
Original article in IJSEM Online

Rickettsiaceae Pinkerton 1936 (Approved Lists 1980) emend. Dumler et al. 2001.
Type genus: ¤ Rickettsia da Rocha-Lima 1916 (Approved Lists 1980).
Etymology: N.L. fem. n. Rickettsia, type genus of the family; L. suff. -aceae, ending to denote a family; N.L. fem. pl. n. Rickettsiaceae, the Rickettsia family.
Reference: DUMLER (J.S.), BARBET (A.F.), BEKKER (C.P.J.), DASCH (G.A.), PALMER (G.H.), RAY (S.C.), RIKIHISA (Y.) and RURANGIRWA (F.R.): Reorganization of genera in the families Rickettsiaceae and Anaplasmataceae in the order Rickettsiales: unification of some species of Ehrlichia with Anaplasma, Cowdria with Ehrlichia and Ehrlichia with Neorickettsia, description of six new species combinations and designation of Ehrlichia equi and 'HGE agent' as subjective synonyms of Ehrlichia phagocytophila. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. 2001, 51, 2145-2165.
Original article in IJSEM Online

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