Name DOI
Claussen 1903 emend. Kitahara 1974 (Approved Lists 1980)
Name Status
Validly Published
Current Authority
Claussen 1903 emend. Kitahara 1974 (Approved Lists 1980)
Preferred Name
Taxonomic Rank
Nomenclatural Type
(designated species)
Claussen 1903 (Approved Lists 1980)
Proper Form
Pediococcus Claussen 1903 emend. Kitahara 1974 (Approved Lists 1980)
Nomenclatural History
The genus Pediococcus was originally proposed by Claussen 1903. This name appeared on the Approved Lists of Bacterial Names 1980. This name was placed onto the nomina taxorum conservanda by Judicial Opinion 52 in 1976. Kitahara published an emended description of this genus in 1974.
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This information was last reviewed on October 25, 2018.


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