Species Apibacter mensalis

Name: Apibacter mensalis Praet et al. 2016

Category: Species

Proposed as: sp. nov.

Etymology: men.sa’lis L. adj. mensalis, of a table, because this gut bacterium and its host are using the same nutrients and thus share the same ‘dinner table’

Type strains: DSM 100903; LMG 28357; R-53146

16S rRNA gene accession number: LN713847

Valid publication: Praet J, Aerts M, Brandt ED, Meeus I, Smagghe G, Vandamme P. Apibacter mensalis sp. nov.: a rare member of the bumblebee gut microbiota. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2016; 66:1645-1651.

IJSEM list: Oren A, Garrity GM. Notification list. Notification that new names and new combinations have appeared in volume 66, part 4 of the IJSEM. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2016; 66:2467-2468.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Risk group: 1

Parent taxon: Apibacter Kwong and Moran 2016

Assigned by: Praet J, Aerts M, Brandt ED, Meeus I, Smagghe G, Vandamme P. Apibacter mensalis sp. nov.: a rare member of the bumblebee gut microbiota. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2016; 66:1645-1651.

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