Name: Chlamydia Jones et al. 1945 (Approved Lists 1980)

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: Chla.my’dia Gr. n. chlamus -udos, a cloak, short mantle; N.L. fem. n. Chlamydia, a cloak

Gender: feminine

Type species: Chlamydia trachomatis (Busacca 1935) Rake 1957 (Approved Lists 1980)

16S rRNA gene: Analyse FASTA

Original publication: Jones H, Rake G, Stearns B. Studies on lymphogranuloma venereum. III. The action of the sulfonamides on the agent of lymphogranuloma venereum. Journal of Infectious Diseases 1945; 76:55-69.

IJSEM list: Skerman VBD, McGowan V, Sneath PHA. Approved lists of bacterial names. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1980; 30:225-420.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Subdivision:

Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 10
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 10
Total number of child taxa: 16

Parent taxon: Chlamydiaceae Rake 1957 (Approved Lists 1980)

Assigned by: Rake G. Family II. Chlamydiaceae Fam. Nov. In: Breed RS, Murray EGD, Smith NR (eds), Bergey's Manual of Determinative Bacteriology, seventh edition, The Williams & Wilkins Co, Baltimore, 1957, p. 957-968.

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