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Taxonomy ID: 543 (for references in articles please use NCBI:txid543)
current name
Enterobacteriaceae Rahn 1937 (Approved Lists 1980) emend. Adeolu et al. 2016, nom. approb. 1)
homotypic synonym:
Enterobacteriaceae (ex Rahn 1937) Ewing et al. 1980
NCBI BLAST name: enterobacteria
Rank: family
Genetic code: Translation table 11 (Bacterial, Archaeal and Plant Plastid)
Other names:
heterotypic synonym
Enterobacteraceae (ex Lapage 1979) Lapage 1982
gamma-3 proteobacteria
blast name
Lineage( full )
cellular organisms; Bacteria; Pseudomonadota; Gammaproteobacteria; Enterobacterales
   Entrez records   
Database name Subtree links Direct links
Nucleotide 24,652,225 61
Protein 215,740,240 314,512
Structure 15,166 3
Genome 359 1
Popset 10,239 4,094
Conserved Domains 1,076 880
GEO Datasets 31,664 -
PubMed Central 551,304 49,558
Gene 1,724,132 -
SRA Experiments 1,148,381 680
GEO Profiles 344,741 -
Protein Clusters 34,097 17,289
Identical Protein Groups 41,502,300 314,386
BioProject 24,636 102
BioSample 1,253,209 664
Assembly 837,104 -
Genetic Testing Registry 4 -
PubChem BioAssay 38,056 170
Taxonomy 23,467 1


Comments and References:

Adeolu M et al. (2016)
Adeolu, M., Alnajar, S., Naushad, S., and Gupta, R.S. "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.
Breed NR & Murray EGD (1957)
Breed, N.R., and Murray, E.G.D. "Family IV. Enterobacteriaceae Rahn, 1937." In: R.S. Breed, E.G.D. Murray, and N.R. Smith (ed.), Bergey's Manual of Determinative Bacteriology, seventh edition (1957), The Williams & Wilkins Co, Baltimore, pp. 332-334. [NoPubMed record available.]
Brenner DJ (1983)
Brenner, D.J. "Opposition to the proposal to replace the family name Enterobacteriaceae." Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol. (1983) 33:892-895. [No PubMed record available.]
Brenner DJ (1984)
Brenner D.J. "Family I. Enterobacteriaceae Rahn 1937, Nom. fam. cons. Opin. 15, Jud. Comm. 1958, 73; Ewing, Farmer, and Brenner 1980, 674; JudicialCommission 1981, 104." In: N.R. Krieg and J.G. Holt (ed.), Bergey's Manual of Systematic Bacteriology, vol.1, The Williams & Wilkins Co, Baltimore (1984), pp. 408-420. [No PubMed record available.]
Cowan ST (1974)
Cowan, S.T. "Family I. Enterobacteriaceae Rahn 1937, 281 Nom. gen. cons. Opin. 15, Jud. Comm. 1958, 73." In: R.E. Buchanan and N.E. Gibbons (ed.), Bergey's Manual of Determinative Bacteriology, eighth edition (1974), The Williams & Wilkins Co, Baltimore,pp. 290-293. [No PubMed record available.]
Ewing WH et al. (1980)
Ewing, W.H., Farmer III, J.J., and Brener, D.J. "Proposal of Enterobacteriaceae fam. nov., nom. rev. to replace Enterobacteriaceae Rahn 1937, nom. fam. cons. (Opin. 15, Jud. Comm. 1958), which lost standing in nomenclature on 1 January 1980." Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol. (1980) 30:674-675. [No PubMed record available.]
Hedegaard J et al. (1999)
Hedegaard, J., Steffensen, S.A., Norskov-Lauritsen, N., Mortensen, K.K., and Sperling-Petersen, H.U. "Identification of Enterobacteriaceae by partial sequencing of the gene encoding translation initiation factor 2." Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol. (1999) 49:1531-1538.
Hill LR et al. (1984) (reference relating to orthographic revision)
Hill, L.R., Skerman, V.B.D., and Sneath, P.H.A. "Corrigenda to the Approved Lists of Bacterial Names edited for the International Committee on Systematic Bacteriology." Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol. (1984) 34(4):508-511. [No PubMed record available.]
ICSB (1984a) (Enterobacteriaceae)
ICSB, Subcommittee on the Taxonomy of the Enterobacteriaceae "Minutes of the meeting, 6 September 1978, Munich, Federal Republic of Germany." Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol. (1984) 34:242. [No PubMed record available.]
ICSB (1984b) (Enterobacteriaceae)
ICSB, Subcommittee on the Taxonomy of the Enterobacteriaceae "Minutes of the meeting, 10 August 1982, Boston, Massachusetts." Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol. (1984) 34:243-244. [No PubMed record available.]
Judicial Commission ICSB (1981) (Enterobacteriaceae)
Judicial Commission of the International Committee on Systematic Bacteriology "Present standing of the family name Enterobacteriaceae Rahn 1937." Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol. (1981) 31:104. [No PubMed record available.]
Lapage SP et al. (1992)
Lapage, S.P., Sneath, P.H.A., Lessel, E.F., Skerman, V.B.D., Seeliger, H.P.R., and Clark, W.A. "International code of nomenclature of bacteria (1990 revision)." American Society for Microbiology, Washington, D.C. (1992) p. 101. [No PubMed record available.]
Lapage SP (1979)
Lapage, S.P. "Proposal of Enterobacteraceae nom. nov. as a substitute for the illegitimate but conserved name Enterobacteriaceae Rahn 1937. Request for an opinion." Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol. (1979) 29:265-266. [No PubMed record available.]
Paradis S et al. (2005)
Paradis, S., Boissinot, M., Paquette, N., Belanger, S.D., Martel, E.A., Boudreau, D.K., Picard, F.J., Ouellette, M., Roy, P.H., and Bergeron, M.G. "Phylogeny of Enterobacteriaceae based on genes encoding elongation Factor Tu and F-ATPase [beta]-subunit." Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. (2005) 55:2013-2025. Published online 27 May 2005. DOI 10.1099/ijs.0.63539-0
Rahn O (1937)
Rahn, O. "New principles for the classification of bacteria." Zentralbl. Bakteriol. Parasitenkd. Infektionskr. Hyg. Abt. II (1937) 96:273-286. [No PubMed record available.]
Skerman VBD et al. (1980)
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. [No PubMed record available.]
Sproer C et al. (1999a)
Sproer, C., Mendrock, U., Swiderski, J., Lang, E., and Stackebrandt, E. "The phylogenetic position of Serratia, Buttiauxella and some other genera of the family Enterobacteriaceae." Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol. (1999) 49:1433-1438.
Wayne LG (1982)
Wayne, L.G. "Actions of the Judicial Commission of the International Committee on Systematic Bacteriology on requests for opinions published between July 1979 and April 1981." Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol. (1982) 32:464-465. [No PubMed record available.]
Wayne LG (1984)
Wayne, L.G. "Actions of the Judicial Commission of the International Committee on Systematic Bacteriology on requests for opinions published in 1982." Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol. (1984) 34:272-273. [No PubMed record available.]

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