Name: Owenweeksia Lau et al. 2005

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: Ow.en.week’si.a N.L. fem. n. Owenweeksia, bacterial genus named after Owen B. Weeks, who did a lot of work in the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s on Flavobacterium, Cytophaga and related species

Type species: Owenweeksia hongkongensis Lau et al. 2005

Valid publication: Lau KW, Ng CY, Ren J, Lau SC, Qian PY, Wong PK, Lau TC, Wu M. Owenweeksia hongkongensis gen. nov., sp. nov., a novel marine bacterium of the phylum 'Bacteroidetes'. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2005; 55:1051-1057.

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: Cryomorphaceae Bowman et al. 2003

Assigned by: Lau KW, Ng CY, Ren J, Lau SC, Qian PY, Wong PK, Lau TC, Wu M. Owenweeksia hongkongensis gen. nov., sp. nov., a novel marine bacterium of the phylum 'Bacteroidetes'. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2005; 55:1051-1057.

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