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Genus Simkania

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).


 

Simkania Everett et al. 1999, gen. nov. (Type genus of the family ¤ Simkaniaceae Everett et al. 1999).
Type species: ¤ Simkania negevensis Everett et al. 1999.
Etymology: N.L. fem. n. Simkania, arbitrary name formed from the personal name Simona Kahane.
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

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Simkania negevensis Everett et al. 1999, sp. nov. (Type species of the genus.)
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) Z = ATCC VR-1471.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: U68460.
Etymology: N.L. fem. adj. negevensis, of or pertaining to the Negev, a desert in southern Israel.
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: In the paper by Everett et al. 1999, the type strain is erroneously cited as ATCC VR 1471 (without dash).
Reference: TANG (J.): Personal communication (May 30, 2001).

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