Genus Shewanella

Name: Shewanella MacDonell and Colwell 1986

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: N.L. fem. dim. n. Shewanella, named after James Shewan for his work in fisheries microbiology

Type species: Shewanella putrefaciens (Lee et al. 1981) MacDonell and Colwell 1986

Effective publication: MacDonell MT, Colwell RR. Phylogeny of the Vibrionaceae, and recommendation for two new genera, Listonella and Shewanella. Syst. Appl. Microbiol. 1985; 6:171-182.

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: 72
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 76
Total number of child taxa: 77

Parent taxon: Shewanellaceae Ivanova et al. 2004

Assigned by: Ivanova EP, Flavier S, Christen R. Phylogenetic relationships among marine Alteromonas-like proteobacteria: emended description of the family Alteromonadaceae and proposal of Pseudoalteromonadaceae fam. nov., Colwelliaceae fam. nov., Shewanellaceae fam. nov., Moritellaceae fam. nov., Ferrimonadaceae fam. nov., Idiomarinaceae fam. nov. and Psychromonadaceae fam. nov. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2004; 54:1773-1788.

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