Family Moraxellaceae

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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).


Moraxellaceae Rossau et al. 1991, fam. nov.
Type genus: ¤ Moraxella Lwoff 1939 (Approved Lists 1980).
Etymology: N.L. fem. n. Moraxella, type genus of the family; suff. -aceae, ending to denote a family; N.L. fem. pl. n. Moraxellaceae, the Moraxella family.
Valid publication: ROSSAU (R.), VAN LANDSCHOOT (A.), GILLIS (M.) and DE LEY (J.): Taxonomy of Moraxellaceae fam. nov., a new bacterial family to accommodate the genera Moraxella, Acinetobacter, and Psychrobacter and related organisms. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1991, 41, 310-319.
Original article in IJSEM Online