Name: Citrobacter murliniae Brenner et al. 2000

Category: Species

Proposed as: sp. nov.

Etymology: mur.lin’i.ae N.L. gen. fem. n. murliniae, to honor Alma C. McWhorter-Murlin, an American microbiologist, who, during her 39-year career at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, made substantial contributions to our knowledge of Salmonella serotyping and Citrobacter and to the taxonomy of a number of species in the family Enterobacteriaceae [3, 4, 9, 10]

Gender: masculine

Type strains: ATCC 51118; CCUG 30797; CDC 2970-59; CIP 104556; DSM 13695

16S rRNA gene: AF025369 Analyse FASTA

Effective publication: Brenner DJ, O'Hara CM, Grimont PA, Janda JM, Falsen E, Aldova E, Ageron E, Schindler J, Abbott SL, Steigerwalt AG. Biochemical identification of Citrobacter species defined by DNA hybridization and description of Citrobacter gillenii sp. nov. (formerly Citrobacter genomospecies 10) and Citrobacter murliniae sp. nov. (formerly Citrobacter genomospecies 11). J Clin Microbiol 1999; 37:2619-2624.

IJSEM list: Anonymous. Validation list no. 73. List of new names and new combinations previously effectively, but not validly, published. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2000; 50:423-424.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Risk group: 2

Parent taxon: Citrobacter Werkman and Gillen 1932 (Approved Lists 1980)

Assigned by: Brenner DJ, O'Hara CM, Grimont PA, Janda JM, Falsen E, Aldova E, Ageron E, Schindler J, Abbott SL, Steigerwalt AG. Biochemical identification of Citrobacter species defined by DNA hybridization and description of Citrobacter gillenii sp. nov. (formerly Citrobacter genomospecies 10) and Citrobacter murliniae sp. nov. (formerly Citrobacter genomospecies 11). J Clin Microbiol 1999; 37:2619-2624.

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