Taxon DOI
Ewing et al. 1965 emend. Sakazaki 1974 (Approved Lists 1980)
Taxonomic Rank
Nomenclatural Taxonomy [1980-2016]
Incertae sedis taxa are placed using SOSCC (Garrity and Lilburn 2008)
Taxon RecordName Record
Adeolu et al. 2016
Ewing et al. 1965 (Approved Lists 1980) pro synon. Edwardsiella anguillimortifera (Hoshina 1962) Sakazaki and Tamura 1975 (Approved Lists 1980)
Shao et al. 2015
(Hoshina 1962) Sakazaki and Tamura 1975 (Approved Lists 1980)
Grimont et al. 1981
Hawke et al. 1981
Abayneh et al. 2013
Type Status
The taxonomic placement of this genus within the root Universal Root.

  Woese et al. 1990
  (None 2015) Woese et al. 1990
  (sic) Garrity et al. 2021
  Garrity et al. 2005 emend. Williams and Kelly 2013
  (Garrity and Holt 2001) Adeolu et al. 2016
  Adeolu et al. 2016
  Ewing et al. 1965 emend. Sakazaki 1974 (Approved Lists 1980)

The taxonomy from the rank of class and below is based upon currently published taxonomic opinion. For a complete taxonomy, refer to The Taxonomic Outline of Bacteria and Archaea, Release 7.7.
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Taxon Abstract for the genus Edwardsiella Ewing et al. 1965 emend. Sakazaki 1974 (Approved Lists 1980). NamesforLife, LLC. Retrieved .
This information was last reviewed on March 13, 2015.


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  2. Adeolu M, Alnajar S, Naushad S, Gupta RS. Genome based phylogeny and taxonomy of the "Enterobacteriales": proposal for Enterobacterales ord. nov. divided into the families Enterobacteriaceae, Erwiniaceae fam. nov., Pectobacteriaceae fam. nov., Yersiniaceae fam. nov., Hafniaceae fam. nov., Morganellaceae fam. nov., and Budviciaceae fam. nov. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2016; 66:5575-5599. [PubMed].
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  4. Sakazaki R. Genus II. Edwardsiella Ewing and McWhorter 1965, 37. In: Buchanan RE, Gibbons NE (eds), Bergey's Manual of Determinative Bacteriology, Eighth Edition, The Williams and Wilkins Co., Baltimore, 1974, p. 296-296.
  5. Sakazaki R, Tamura K. Priority of the specific epithet anguillimortiferum over the specific epithet tarda in the name of the organism presently known as Edwardsiella tarda. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1975; 25:219-220.
  6. Shao S, Lai Q, Liu Q, Wu H, Xiao J, Shao Z, Wang Q, Zhang Y. Phylogenomics characterization of a highly virulent Edwardsiella strain ET080813 encoding two distinct T3SS and three T6SS gene clusters: Propose a novel species as Edwardsiella anguillarum sp. nov. Syst Appl Microbiol 2015; 38:36-47. [PubMed].
  7. Hawke JP, McWhorter AC, Steigerwalt AC, Brenner DJ. Edwardsiella ictaluri sp. nov., the causative agent of enteric septicemia of catfish. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1981; 31:396-400.
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