Name: Afipia broomeae Brenner et al. 1992

Category: Species

Proposed as: sp. nov.

Etymology: N.L. gen. fem. n. broomeae, of Broome, named after Dr. Claire V. Broome in recognition of her contributions to the epidemiology and microbiology of cat scratch disease, legionellosis, listeriosis, toxic shock syndrome, Brazilian purpuric fever, and many other diseases

Gender: feminine

Type strain: ATCC 49717; B-91-007286; CCUG 30458; CIP 103517; DSM 7327; NCTC 12720; strain F186

16S rRNA gene: U87759 Analyse FASTA

Effective publication: Brenner DJ, Hollis DG, Moss CW, English CK, Hall GS, Vincent J, Radosevic J, Birkness KA, Bibb WF, Quinn FD, et al. Proposal of Afipia gen. nov., with Afipia felis sp. nov. (formerly the cat scratch disease bacillus), Afipia clevelandensis sp. nov. (formerly the Cleveland Clinic Foundation strain), Afipia broomeae sp. nov., and three unnamed genospecies. J Clin Microbiol 1991; 29:2450-2460.

IJSEM list: Anonymous. Validation list no. 41. Validation of publication of new names and new combinations previously effectively published outside the IJSB. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1992; 42:327-328.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Risk group: 2

Parent taxon: Afipia Brenner et al. 1992

Assigned by: Brenner DJ, Hollis DG, Moss CW, English CK, Hall GS, Vincent J, Radosevic J, Birkness KA, Bibb WF, Quinn FD, et al. Proposal of Afipia gen. nov., with Afipia felis sp. nov. (formerly the cat scratch disease bacillus), Afipia clevelandensis sp. nov. (formerly the Cleveland Clinic Foundation strain), Afipia broomeae sp. nov., and three unnamed genospecies. J Clin Microbiol 1991; 29:2450-2460.

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