Name: Brucella melitensis (Hughes 1893) Meyer and Shaw 1920 (Approved Lists 1980)

Category: Species

Proposed as: comb. nov.

Basonym: "Streptococcus melitensis" Hughes 1893

Etymology: N.L. masc./fem. adj. melitensis, of or pertaining to the Island of Malta (Melita) where first isolated (Bruce, 1893)

Gender: feminine

Type strain: ATCC 23456; NCTC 10094; strain 16M

16S rRNA gene: JN180300 Analyse FASTA

Effective publication: Meyer KF, Shaw EB. A comparison of the morphologic, cultural and biochemical characteristics of B. abortus and B. melitensis from cattle. Studies on the genus Brucella nov. gen. Journal of Infectious Diseases 1920; 27:173-184.

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 under the ICNP

Taxonomic status: correct name

Risk group: 3

Parent taxon: Brucella Meyer and Shaw 1920 (Approved Lists 1980)

Assigned by: Meyer KF, Shaw EB. A comparison of the morphologic, cultural and biochemical characteristics of B. abortus and B. melitensis from cattle. Studies on the genus Brucella nov. gen. Journal of Infectious Diseases 1920; 27:173-184.

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Record number: 783564