Name: Cytophaga Winogradsky 1929 (Approved Lists 1980)

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: Gr. n. kutos, hollow, vessel, jar, and in biology a cell; Gr. v. phagein, to eat; N.L. fem. n. Cytophaga, devourer of cell, intended to mean devourer of cell wall, cellulose digester

Type species: Cytophaga hutchinsonii Winogradsky 1929 (Approved Lists 1980)

16S rRNA gene: Analyse FASTA

Original publication: Winogradsky S. Études sur la microbiologie du sol - sur la dégradation de la cellulose dans le sol. Annales de l'Institut Pasteur (Paris) 1929; 43:549-633.

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: 3
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 23
Total number of child taxa: 24

Parent taxon: Cytophagaceae Stanier 1940 (Approved Lists 1980)

Assigned by: Stanier RY. Studies on the Cytophagas. Journal of Bacteriology 1940; 40:519-636.

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