Name: Frankia Brunchorst 1886 (Approved Lists 1980)

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: N.L. fem. n. Frankia, named after Albert Bernhard Frank (1839-1900), a Swiss plant biologist, who studied extensively nitrogen nutrition in legumes and the micro-organisms causing root nodulation from 1877 to 1892 and who coined the term "symbiosis"

Gender: feminine

Type species: Frankia alni (Woronin 1866) Von Tubeuf 1895 (Approved Lists 1980)

16S rRNA gene: Analyse FASTA

Original publication: Brunchorst J. Über einige Wurzelanschwellungen, besonders diejenigen von Alnus und den Elaegnaceen. Untersuchungen aus dem botanischen Institut in Tübingen 1886; 2:151-177.

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: 12
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 12
Total number of child taxa: 15

Parent taxon: Frankiaceae Becking 1970 (Approved Lists 1980)

Assigned by: Becking JH. Frankiaceae fam. nov. (Actinomycetales) with one new combination and six new species of the genus Frankia Brunchorst 1886, 174. International Journal of Systematic Bacteriology 1970; 20:201-220.

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