Species Bacillus alvei

Name: Bacillus alvei Cheshire and Cheyne 1885 (Approved Lists 1980)

Category: Species

Proposed as: sp. nov.

Etymology: al’ve.i L. masc. n. alveus, a beehive; L. gen. n. alvei, of a beehive

Gender: masculine

Type strains: ATCC 6344; CCUG 1815; CIP 66.18; DSM 29; IFO 3343; JCM 20131; LMG 13253; NBRC 3343; NCCB 48008; NRRL B-383; VKM B-502

16S rRNA gene: D78317 Analyse FASTA

Original publication: Cheshire FR, Cheyne WW. The pathogenic history and history under cultivation of a new Bacillus (B. alvei), the cause of a disease of the hive bee hitherto known as foul brood. Journal of the Royal Microscopic Society, Series II 1885; 5:581-601.

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: Paenibacillus alvei (Cheshire and Cheyne 1885) Ash et al. 1994

Risk group: 1

Parent taxon: Bacillus Cohn 1872 (Approved Lists 1980)

Assigned by: Cheshire FR, Cheyne WW. The pathogenic history and history under cultivation of a new Bacillus (B. alvei), the cause of a disease of the hive bee hitherto known as foul brood. Journal of the Royal Microscopic Society, Series II 1885; 5:581-601.

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