Name: Castellaniella Kämpfer et al. 2006

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology:’ N.L. fem. dim. n. Castellaniella, named after Sir Aldo Castellani, a British-Italian bacteriologist, who first described the bacterial genus Alcaligenes in 1919

Type species: Castellaniella defragrans (Foss et al. 1998) Kämpfer et al. 2006

Valid publication: Kampfer P, Denger K, Cook AM, Lee ST, Jackel U, Denner EB, Busse HJ. Castellaniella gen. nov., to accommodate the phylogenetic lineage of Alcaligenes defragrans, and proposal of Castellaniella defragrans gen. nov., comb. nov. and Castellaniella denitrificans sp. nov. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2006; 56:815-819.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name


Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 7
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 7
Total number of child taxa: 7

Parent taxon: Alcaligenaceae De Ley et al. 1986

Assigned by: Liu QM, Ten LN, Im WT, Lee ST. Castellaniella caeni sp. nov., a denitrifying bacterium isolated from sludge of a leachate treatment plant. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2008; 58:2141-2146.

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