Species "Bacillus difficilis"

Name: "Bacillus difficilis" Hall and O'Toole 1935

Category: Species

Proposed as: sp. nov.

Etymology: dif.fi’ci.lis L. masc./fem. adj. difficilis, difficult, troublesome

Gender: masculine

Type strains: AS 1.2184; ATCC 9689; BCRC 10642; CCRC 10642; CCUG 4938; CIP 104282; DSM 1296; JCM 1296; LMG 15861; NCIMB 10666; NCTC 11209

16S rRNA gene: HM245939 Analyse FASTA

Original publication: Hall IC, O'Toole E. Intestinal flora in newborn infants with a description of a new pathogenic anaerobe, Bacillus difficilis. American Journal of Diseases of Children 1935; 49:390-402.

Nomenclatural status: not validly published, basonym of name in Approved Lists

Correct name: Clostridioides difficile (Hall and O'Toole 1935) Lawson et al. 2016

Parent taxon: Bacillus Cohn 1872 (Approved Lists 1980)

Assigned by: Hall IC, O'Toole E. Intestinal flora in newborn infants with a description of a new pathogenic anaerobe, Bacillus difficilis. American Journal of Diseases of Children 1935; 49:390-402.

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