Name: Alcaligenaceae De Ley et al. 1986

Category: Family

Proposed as: fam. nov.

Etymology: N.L. masc. n. Alcaligenes, type genus of the family; L. fem. pl. suff. -aceae, ending to denote a family; N.L. fem. pl. n. Alcaligenaceae, the Alcaligenes family

Type genus: Alcaligenes Castellani and Chalmers 1919 (Approved Lists 1980)

Valid publication: De Ley J, Segers P, Kersters K, Mannheim W, Lievens A. Intra- and intergeneric similarities of the Bordetella ribosomal ribonucleic acid cistrons: proposal for a new family, Alcaligenaceae. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol. 1986; 36:405-414.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Subdivision:

Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 29
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 31
Total number of child taxa: 31

Parent taxon: Burkholderiales Garrity et al. 2006

Assigned by: Garrity GM, Bell JA, Lilburn T. Order I. Burkholderiales ord. nov. In: Brenner DJ, Krieg NR, Staley JT, Garrity GM (eds), Bergey's Manual of Systematic Bacteriology, 2nd edn, vol. 2 (The Proteobacteria), part C (The Alpha-, Beta-, Delta-, and Epsilonproteobacteria), Springer, New York, 2005, p. 575.

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