Name: Afipia birgiae La Scola et al. 2002

Category: Species

Proposed as: sp. nov.

Etymology: bir’gi.ae N.L. gen. fem. n. birgiae, of Birg, in honour of Marie-Laure Birg, a technician, for her many contributions to the isolation of strict intracellular bacteria, especially Tropheryma whipplei

Gender: feminine

Type strains: 34632; CCUG 43108; CIP 106344; DSM 17499

16S rRNA gene: AF288304 Analyse FASTA

Valid publication: La Scola B, Mallet MN, Grimont PA, Raoult D. Description of Afipia birgiae sp. nov. and Afipia massiliensis sp. nov. and recognition of Afipia felis genospecies A. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2002; 52:1773-1782.

IJSEM list: Anonymous. Notification list. Notification that new names and new combinations have appeared in volume 52, part 5 of the IJSEM. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2003; 53:3-5.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Risk group: 1

Parent taxon: Afipia Brenner et al. 1992

Assigned by: La Scola B, Mallet MN, Grimont PA, Raoult D. Description of Afipia birgiae sp. nov. and Afipia massiliensis sp. nov. and recognition of Afipia felis genospecies A. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2002; 52:1773-1782.

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