Name: Lactococcus Schleifer et al. 1986

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: L. n. lac, lactis, milk; M.L. masc. n. coccus, coccus; from Gr. masc. n. kokkos, grain, seed; N.L. masc. n. Lactococcus, milk coccus

Type species: Lactococcus lactis (Lister 1873) Schleifer et al. 1986

Effective publication: Schleifer KH, Kraus J, Dvorak C, Kilpper-Balz R, Collins MD, Fischer W. Transfer of Streptococcus lactis and related streptococci to the genus Lactococcus gen. nov. Syst. Appl. Microbiol. 1985; 6:183-195.

IJSEM list: Anonymous. Validation list no. 20. Validation of publication of new names and new combinations previously effectively published outside the IJSB. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1986; 36:354-356.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Subdivision:

Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 17
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 17
Total number of child taxa: 17

Parent taxon: Streptococcaceae Deibel and Seeley 1974 (Approved Lists 1980)

Assigned by: Schleifer KH, Kraus J, Dvorak C, Kilpper-Bälz R, Collins MD, Fischer W. Transfer of Streptococcus lactis and related streptococci to the genus Lactococcus gen. nov. Syst. Appl. Microbiol. 1985; 6:183-195.

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