Genus Eggerthella

Name: Eggerthella Wade et al. 1999

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: Eg.ger.thel’la N.L. fem. dim. n. Eggerthella, named to honour Arnold Eggerth, who first described the organism later named Eubacterium lentum (Eggerth 1935)

Gender: feminine

Type species: Eggerthella lenta (Eggerth 1935) Wade et al. 1999

Valid publication: Wade WG, Downes J, Dymock D, Hiom SJ, Weightman AJ, Dewhirst FE, Paster BJ, Tzellas N, Coleman B. The family Coriobacteriaceae: reclassification of Eubacterium exiguum (Poco et al. 1996) and Peptostreptococcus heliotrinreducens (Lanigan 1976) as Slackia exigua gen. nov., comb. nov. and Slackia heliotrinireducens gen. nov., comb. nov., and Eubacterium lentum (Prevot 1938) as Eggerthella lenta gen. nov., comb. nov. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1999; 49:595-600.

IJSEM list: Anonymous. Notification list. Notification that new names and new combinations have appeared in volume 49, part 2 of the IJSB. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1999; 49:937-939.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

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