Name: Moellerella Hickman-Brenner et al. 1984

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: N.L. fem. dim. n. Moellerella, named to honor Vagn Møller for his contributions to enteric bacteriology, especially for Moeller media for the determination of lysine decarboxylase, ornithine decarboxylase, and arginine dihydrolase, that are widely used for the identification of Enterobacteriaceae

Type species: Moellerella wisconsensis Hickman-Brenner et al. 1984

Effective publication: Hickman-Brenner FW, Huntley-Carter GP, Saitoh Y, Steigerwalt AG, Farmer JJ, Brenner DJ. Moellerella wisconsensis, a new genus and species of Enterobacteriaceae found in human stool specimens. J Clin Microbiol 1984; 19:460-463.

IJSEM list: Anonymous. Validation list no. 15. Validation of publication of new names and new combinations previously effectively published outside the IJSB. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1984; 34:355-357.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Subdivision:

Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 1
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 1
Total number of child taxa: 1

Parent taxon: Morganellaceae Adeolu et al. 2016

Assigned by: Adeolu M, Alnajar S, Naushad S, S Gupta R. Genome-based phylogeny and taxonomy of the 'Enterobacteriales': proposal for Enterobacterales ord. nov. divided into the families Enterobacteriaceae, Erwiniaceae fam. nov., Pectobacteriaceae fam. nov., Yersiniaceae fam. nov., Hafniaceae fam. nov., Morganellaceae fam. nov., and Budviciaceae fam. nov. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2016; 66:5575-5599.

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