Name: Olsenella Dewhirst et al. 2001

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: Ol.sen.el’la L. fem. dim. suff. -ella, diminutive ending; N.L. fem. dim. n. Olsenella, of Olsen, named to honour Ingar Olsen, a contemporary Norwegian microbiologist, who first described Lactobacillus uli

Type species: Olsenella uli (Olsen et al. 1991) Dewhirst et al. 2001

Valid publication: Dewhirst FE, Paster BJ, Tzellas N, Coleman B, Downes J, Spratt DA, Wade WG. Characterization of novel human oral isolates and cloned 16S rDNA sequences that fall in the family Coriobacteriaceae: description of olsenella gen. nov., reclassification of Lactobacillus uli as Olsenella uli comb. nov. and description of Olsenella profusa sp. nov. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2001; 51:1797-1804.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Subdivision:

Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 5
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 5
Total number of child taxa: 5

Parent taxon: Atopobiaceae Gupta et al. 2013

Assigned by: Gupta RS, Chen WJ, Adeolu M, Chai Y. Molecular signatures for the class Coriobacteriia and its different clades; proposal for division of the class Coriobacteriia into the emended order Coriobacteriales, containing the emended family Coriobacteriaceae and Atopobiaceae fam. nov., and Eggerthellales ord. nov., containing the family Eggerthellaceae fam. nov. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2013; 63:3379-3397.

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