''Crossiella'' is a genus in the phylum
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The name ''Crossiella'' derives from:
New Latin New Latin (also called Neo-Latin or Modern Latin) is the revival of Literary Latin used in original, scholarly, and scientific works since about 1500. Modern scholarly and technical nomenclature, such as in zoological and botanical taxonomy ...
named for Thomas Cross, a microbiologist at the University of Bradford, who made many contributions to actinomycete biology and systematics.


The genus contains two species, namely * '' C. cryophila'' ( (Labeda and Lechevalier 1989) Labeda 2001, (type species of the genus);
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''kruos'', icy cold, frost; New Latin ''philus'' from Greek ''philos (φίλος)'' meaning friend, loving; New Latin ''cryophila'', cold-loving, referring to the low permissive temperature range for growth.) * '' C. equi'' ( Donahue ''et al''. 2002, ; Latin ''equi'', of the horse, referring to the source of isolation of this microorganism, equine placentas.)

See also

* Bacterial taxonomy *
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