Species Clostridium symbiosum

Name: Clostridium symbiosum (Stevens 1956) Kaneuchi et al. 1976 (Approved Lists 1980)

Category: Species

Proposed as: comb. nov.

Basonym: "Bacteroides symbiosus" Stevens 1956

Etymology: sym.bi.o’sum Gr. n. symbios, a companion; N.L. neut. adj. symbiosum, living together with, symbiotic (refers to its use as a symbiote for cultivation of Entamoeba histolytica)

Gender: neuter

Type strain: ATCC 14940; DSM 934; JCM 1297

16S rRNA gene: HM245954 Analyse FASTA

Original publication: Kaneuchi C, Watanabe K, Terada A, Benno Y, Mitsuoka T. Taxonomic study of Bacteroides clostridiiformis subsp. clostridiiformis (Burri and Ankersmit) Holdeman and Moore and of related organisms: proposal of Clostridium clostridiiforme (Burri and Andersmit) comb. nov. and Clostridium symbiosum (Stevens) comb. nov. International Journal of Systematic Bacteriology 1976; 26:195-204.

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: correct name

Risk group: 2

Parent taxon: Clostridium Prazmowski 1880 (Approved Lists 1980)

Assigned by: Kaneuchi C, Watanabe K, Terada A, Benno Y, Mitsuoka T. Taxonomic study of Bacteroides clostridiiformis subsp. clostridiiformis (Burri and Ankersmit) Holdeman and Moore and of related organisms: proposal of Clostridium clostridiiforme (Burri and Andersmit) comb. nov. and Clostridium symbiosum (Stevens) comb. nov. International Journal of Systematic Bacteriology 1976; 26:195-204.

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