Genus Rickettsia

Name: Rickettsia da Rocha-Lima 1916 (Approved Lists 1980)

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: N.L. fem. n. Rickettsia, named after Howard Taylor Ricketts, who first associated organisms of this description with spotted fever and typhus and who died of typhus contracted in the course of his studies

Gender: feminine

Type species: Rickettsia prowazekii da Rocha-Lima 1916 (Approved Lists 1980)

16S rRNA gene: Analyse FASTA

Original publication: Da Rocha-Lima H. Zur Aetiologie des Fleckfeibers. Berliner Klinische Wochenschrift 1916; 53:567-569.

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, conserved name

Taxonomic status: correct name

Subdivision:

Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 31
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 34
Total number of child taxa: 90

Parent taxon: Rickettsiaceae Pinkerton 1936 (Approved Lists 1980)

Assigned by: Pinkerton H. Criteria for the accurate classification of the Rickettsial diseases (Rickettsioses) and of their etiological agents. Parasitology 1936; 28:172-189.

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