Family Cardiobacteriaceae

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


Cardiobacteriaceae Dewhirst et al. 1990, fam. nov.
Type genus: ¤ Cardiobacterium. Slotnick and Dougherty 1964 (Approved Lists 1980).
Etymology: N.L. neut. n. Cardiobacterium, type genus of the family; suff. -aceae, ending to denote a family; N.L. fem. pl. n. Cardiobacteriaceae, the Cardiobacterium family.
Valid publication: DEWHIRST (F.E.), PASTER (B.J.), LA FONTAINE (S.) and ROOD (J.I.): Transfer of Kingella indologenes (Snell and Lapage 1976) to the genus Suttonella gen. nov. as Suttonella indologenes comb. nov.; transfer of Bacteroides nodosus (Beveridge 1941) to the genus Dichelobacter gen. nov. as Dichelobacter nodosus comb. nov.; and assignment of the genera Cardiobacterium, Dichelobacter, and Suttonella to Cardiobacteriaceae fam. nov. in the gamma division of Proteobacteria on the basis of 16S rRNA sequence comparisons. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1990, 40, 426-433.
Original article in IJSEM Online