Species Clostridium difficile

Name: Clostridium difficile (Hall and O'Toole 1935) Prévot 1938 (Approved Lists 1980)

Category: Species

Proposed as: comb. nov.

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

Etymology: L. neut. adj. difficile, difficult (referring to “the unusual difficulty that was encountered in its isolation and study”)

Gender: neuter

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: Prévot AR. Études de systématique bactérienne. IV. Critique de la conception actuelle du genre Clostridium. Annales de l'Institut Pasteur (Paris) 1938; 61:72-91.

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

Risk group: 2

Parent taxon: Clostridium Prazmowski 1880 (Approved Lists 1980)

Assigned by: Prévot AR. Études de systématique bactérienne. IV. Critique de la conception actuelle du genre Clostridium. Annales de l'Institut Pasteur (Paris) 1938; 61:72-91.

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