Family Brachyspiraceae

Warning: In the List of Prokaryotic names with Standing in Nomenclature, an arrow () only indicates the sequence of valid publication of names and does not mean that the last name in the sequence must be used (see: Introduction).

Classification (Warning: see also the file "Classification of prokaryotes: Introduction").

For a detailed description of this taxon see Bergey’s Manual of Systematics of Archaea and Bacteria (BMSAB).


Brachyspiraceae Paster 2012, fam. nov.
Type genus: ¤ Brachyspira Hovind-Hougen et al. 1983.
Etymology: N.L. fem. n. Brachyspira, type genus of the family; suff. -aceae, ending to denote a family; N.L. fem. pl. n. Brachyspiraceae, family of the genus Brachyspira.
Valid publication: Validation List no. 144. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2012, 62, 473-475.
Effective publication: PASTER (B.J.): Family II. Brachyspiraceae. In N.R. KRIEG, J.T. STALEY, D.R. BROWN, B.P. HEDLUND, B.J. PASTER, N.L. WARD, W. LUDWIG and W.B. WHITMAN (editors), Bergey’s Manual of Systematic Bacteriology, second edition, vol. 4 (The Bacteroidetes, Spirochaetes, Tenericutes (Mollicutes), Acidobacteria, Fibrobacteres, Fusobacteria, Dictyoglomi, Gemmatimonadetes, Lentisphaerae, Verrucomicrobia, Chlamydiae, and Planctomycetes), Springer, New York, 2010, p. 531.
Validation List no. 144 in IJSEM Online

Note: In the effective publication, the type genus is erroneously cited as Brachyspira aalborgi (sic).
Reference: ASSOCIATE EDITOR, IJSEM: Validation List no. 144 (footnote ||). Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2012, 62, 473-475.
Validation List no. 144 in IJSEM Online