Name: Xylella Wells et al. 1987

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: Gr. n. xulon, piece of wood, log, beam; L. fem. dim. suff. -ella, diminutive ending; N.L. fem. dim. n. Xylella, a small piece of wood, a small log

Type species: Xylella fastidiosa Wells et al. 1987

Valid publication: Wells JM, Raju BC, Hung HY, Weisburg WG, Mandelco-Paul L, Brenner DJ. Xylella fastidiosa gen. nov., sp. nov.: gram-negative, xylem-limited, fastidious plant bacteria related to Xanthomonas spp. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol. 1987; 37:136-143.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Subdivision:

Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 2
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 2
Total number of child taxa: 2

Parent taxon: Lysobacteraceae Christensen and Cook 1978 (Approved Lists 1980)

Assigned by: Naushad S, Adeolu M, Wong S, Sohail M, Schellhorn HE, Gupta RS. A phylogenomic and molecular marker based taxonomic framework for the order Xanthomonadales: proposal to transfer the families Algiphilaceae and Solimonadaceae to the order Nevskiales ord. nov. and to create a new family within the order Xanthomonadales, the family Rhodanobacteraceae fam. nov., containing the genus Rhodanobacter and its closest relatives. Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek 2015; 107:467-485.

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