Genus Cellulophaga

Name: Cellulophaga Johansen et al. 1999

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: Cel.lu.lo’pha.ga N.L. neut. n. cellulosum, cellulose; Gr. v. phagein, to eat; N.L. fem. n. Cellulophaga, eater of cellulose, referring to the endocellulase enzyme activity

Type species: Cellulophaga lytica (Lewin 1969) Johansen et al. 1999

Valid publication: Johansen JE, Nielsen P, Sjoholm C. Description of Cellulophaga baltica gen. nov., sp. nov. and Cellulophaga fucicola gen. nov., sp. nov. and reclassification of [Cytophaga] lytica to Cellulophaga lytica gen. nov., comb. nov. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1999; 49:1231-1240.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Subdivision:

Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 7
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 8
Total number of child taxa: 9

Parent taxon: Flavobacteriaceae Reichenbach 1992

Assigned by: Bernardet JF, Nakagawa Y, Holmes B. Proposed minimal standards for describing new taxa of the family Flavobacteriaceae and emended description of the family. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2002; 52:1049-1070.

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