Name: Francisella Dorofeev 1947 (Approved Lists 1980)

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: Fran.ci.sel’la L. fem. dim. suff. -ella, diminutive ending; N.L. fem. dim. n. Francisella, named after Edward Francis, American bacteriologist, who extensively studied the aetiological agent and pathogenesis of tularaemia and is credited with naming the disease

Type species: Francisella tularensis (McCoy and Chapin 1912) Dorofeev 1947 (Approved Lists 1980)

Effective publication: Dorofeev KA. Classification of the causative agent of tularemia. Symposium Research Works Institute Epidemiology and Microbiology Chita 1947; 1:170-180.

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: 6
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 9
Total number of child taxa: 9

Parent taxon: Francisellaceae Sjöstedt 2005

Assigned by: Sjöstedt AB. Family III. Francisellaceae fam. nov. In: Brenner DJ, Krieg NR, Staley JT, Garrity GM (eds), Bergey's Manual of Systematic Bacteriology, 2nd edn, vol. 2 (The Proteobacteria), part B (The Gammaproteobacteria), Springer, New York, 2005, p. 199-200.

Linking: To permanently link to this page, use https://www.bacterio.net/genus/francisellaLink copied to clipboard