List of bacterial genera named after institutions

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Several Bacterial species are named after institutions, including acronyms which are spelt out as they would be read,e.g. CDC becomes Ce+de+ce+a. The names are changed in the female nominative case, either by changing the ending to -a or to the diminutive -ella, depending on the name.[1]

  • Afipia – AFIP (Armed Force Institute of Pathology), USA
  • Basfia – BASF SE (a chemical company in Ludwigshafen, Germany)
  • Cedecea – CDC (Centers for Disease Control), USA
  • Deefgea – DFG (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft; German Science Foundation), Germany
  • Desemzia – DSMZ (Deutsche Sammlung von Mikroorganismen und Zellkulturen), Germany
  • Emticicia – MTCC (Microbial Type Culture Collection and Gene Bank), India
  • Iamia – IAM (Institute of Applied Microbiology at the University of Tokyo), Japan
  • Ideonella – Ideon Research Center, University of Lund, Sweden
  • Inhella – Inha University, Korea
  • Kaistella – KAIST (Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology), Korea
  • Kaistia – KAIST (Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology), Korea
  • Kistimonas – KIST (Korea Institute of Science and Technology ), Korea
  • Kordia – KORDI (Korea Ocean Research and Development Institute), Korea
  • Kordiimonas – KORDI (Korea Ocean Research and Development Institute), Korea
  • Kribbella – KRIBB (Korean Research Institute of Bioscience and Biotechnology), Korea
  • Kribbia – KRIBB (Korean Research Institute of Bioscience and Biotechnology), Korea
  • Lonepinella – Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary (a private zoo), Australia
  • Mameliella – MME laboratory (Marine microbial ecology laboratory), China
  • Mesonia – MES (Marine Experimental Station of the Pacific Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry), Russia
  • Niabella – NIAB (National Institute of Agricultural Biotechnology), Korea
  • Niastella – NIAST (National Institute of Agricultural Science and Technology), Korea
  • Nubsella – NUBS (Nihon University College of Bioresource Sciences), Japan
  • Pibocella – PIBOC (Pacific Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry), Russia
  • Rikenella – RIKEN (Rikagaku Kenkyusho; Institute of Physical and Chemical Research), Japan
  • Rudaea – RDA (Rural Development Administration), Korea
  • Rudanella – RDA (Rural Development Administration), Korea
  • Sciscionella – SCISCIO (South China Sea Institute of Oceanology), China
  • Stakelama – State Key Laboratory of Marine Environment Science, China
  • Tistrella – TISTR (Thailand Institute of Scientific and Technological Research), Thailand
  • Waddlia – WADDL (Washington Animal Disease Diagnostic-Laboratory), USA
  • Woodsholea – Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Massachusetts, USA
  • Yimella – YIM (Yunnan Institute of Microbiology), China
  • Yokenella – Kokuritsu-yoboueisei-kenkyusho (National Institute of Disease Prevention and Health), Japan

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  1. ^ Help! Latin! How to avoid the most common mistakes while giving Latin names to newly discovered prokaryotes. Microbiología (Sociedad Española de Microbiología), 1996, 12, 473-475. http://www.bacterio.cict.fr/trueper.html