Family Lactobacillaceae

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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).


Lactobacillaceae Winslow et al. 1917, familia.
Type genus: ¤ Lactobacillus Beijerinck 1901 (Approved Lists 1980).
Etymology: N.L. masc. n. Lactobacillus, type genus of the family; suff. -aceae, ending to denote a family; N.L. fem. pl. n. Lactobacillaceae, the Lactobacillus family.
Approved Lists reference: SKERMAN (V.B.D.), McGOWAN (V.) and SNEATH (P.H.A.) (editors): Approved Lists of Bacterial Names. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1980, 30, 225-420 (Approved Lists of Bacterial Names in IJSEM Online - Approved Lists of Bacterial Names Amended edition).
Original publication: WINSLOW (C.E.A.), BROADHURST (J.), BUCHANAN (R.E.), KRUMWIEDE Jr. (C.), ROGERS (L.A.) and SMITH (G.H.): The families and the genera of the bacteria. Preliminary report of the Committee of the Society of American Bacteriologists on characterization and classification of bacterial types. Journal of Bacteriology, 1917, 2, 505-566.