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Order Rickettsiales

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).


 

Rickettsiales Gieszczykiewicz 1939, ordo. (Type oder of the class ¤ Alphabacteria Cavalier-Smith 2002).
Type genus: ¤ Rickettsia da Rocha-Lima 1916 (Approved Lists 1980).
Etymology: N.L. fem. n. Rickettsia, type genus of the order; suff. -ales, ending denoting an order; N.L. fem. pl. n. Rickettsiales, the Rickettsia order.
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: GIESZCZYKIEWICZ (M.): Zagadniene systematihki w bakteriologii - Zür Frage der Bakterien-Systematic. Bulletin de l'Académie Polonaise des Sciences Série des Sciences Biologiques, 1939, 1, 9-27.

Note: On the Approved Lists of Bacterial Names and on the amended edition of the Approved Lists of Bacterial Names, the author's name Gieszczykiewicz is mis-spelt Gieszczkiewicz (sic).

Rickettsiales Gieszczykiewicz 1939 (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 order; suff. -ales, ending denoting an order; N.L. fem. pl. n. Rickettsiales, the Rickettsia order.
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

Rickettsiales Gieszczykiewicz 1939 (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 order; suff. -ales, ending denoting an order; N.L. fem. pl. n. Rickettsiales, the Rickettsia order.
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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