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 - List of genera included in the family - Warning: see also the file "Classification of prokaryotes: Introduction".
Alcaligenaceae De Ley et al. 1986, fam. nov.
Type genus: ¤ Alcaligenes Castellani and Chalmers 1919 (Approved Lists 1980).
Etymology: N.L. masc. n. Alcaligenes, type genus of the family; suff. -aceae, ending to denote a family; N.L. fem. pl. n. Alcaligenaceae, the Alcaligenes family.
Reference: DE LEY (J.), SEGERS (P.), KERSTERS (K.), MANNHEIM (W.) and LIEVENS (A.): Intra- and intergeneric similarities of the Bordetella ribosomal ribonucleic acid cistrons: proposal for a new family, Alcaligenaceae. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1986, 36, 405-414.
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