Name: "Anaplasma platys" Dumler et al. 2001

Category: Species

Proposed as: sp. nov.

Etymology: L. adj. platys, broad (the word from which platelet is derived); N.L. n. platys, intended to mean infecting platelets?

Gender: neuter

Type strains: no culture isolated

16S rRNA gene: M82801 Analyse FASTA

Original publication: Dumler JS, Barbet AF, Bekker CP, Dasch GA, Palmer GH, Ray SC, Rikihisa Y, Rurangirwa FR. Reorganization of genera in the families Rickettsiaceae and Anaplasmataceae in the order Rickettsiales: unification of some species of Ehrlichia with Anaplasma, Cowdria with Ehrlichia and Ehrlichia with Neorickettsia, descriptions of six new species combinations and designation of Ehrlichia equi and 'HGE agent' as subjective synonyms of Ehrlichia phagocytophila. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2001; 51:2145-2165.

IJSEM list: Anonymous. Notification list. Notification that new names and new combinations have appeared in volume 51, part 6 of the IJSEM. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2002; 52:5-6.

Nomenclatural status: not validly published

Risk group: 2

Parent taxon: Anaplasma Theiler 1910 (Approved Lists 1980)

Assigned by: Dumler JS, Barbet AF, Bekker CP, Dasch GA, Palmer GH, Ray SC, Rikihisa Y, Rurangirwa FR. Reorganization of genera in the families Rickettsiaceae and Anaplasmataceae in the order Rickettsiales: unification of some species of Ehrlichia with Anaplasma, Cowdria with Ehrlichia and Ehrlichia with Neorickettsia, descriptions of six new species combinations and designation of Ehrlichia equi and 'HGE agent' as subjective synonyms of Ehrlichia phagocytophila. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2001; 51:2145-2165.

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