Species Actinomyces odontolyticus

Name: Actinomyces odontolyticus Batty 1958 (Approved Lists 1980)

Category: Species

Proposed as: sp. nov.

Etymology: Gr. n. odous -ontos, tooth; N.L. masc. adj. lyticus, able to loose, able to dissolve; from Gr. masc. adj. lytikos, dissolving; N.L. masc. adj. odontolyticus, tooth-dissolving

Gender: masculine

Type strains: ATCC 17929; CCUG 20536; CIP 101124; DSM 19120; DSM 43760; JCM 14871; LMG 18080; NCTC 9935

16S rRNA gene: X80504 Analyse FASTA

Original publication: Batty I. Actinomyces odontolyticus, a new species of actinomycete regularly isolated from deep carious dentine. J Pathol Bacteriol 1958; 75:455-459.

IJSEM list: Skerman VBD, McGowan V, Sneath PHA. Approved lists of bacterial names. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1980; 30:225-420.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: synonym

Correct name: Schaalia odontolytica (Batty 1958) Nouioui et al. 2018

Risk group: 2

Parent taxon: Actinomyces Harz 1877 (Approved Lists 1980)

Assigned by: Batty I. Actinomyces odontolyticus, a new species of actinomycete regularly isolated from deep carious dentine. J Pathol Bacteriol 1958; 75:455-459.

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