Species Corynebacterium diphtheriae

Name: Corynebacterium diphtheriae (Kruse 1886) Lehmann and Neumann 1896 (Approved Lists 1980)

Category: Species

Proposed as: comb. nov.

Basonym: "Bacillus diphtheriae" Kruse 1886

Etymology: diph.the’ri.ae Gr. n. diphthera, prepared hide, piece of leather; N.L. fem. n. diphtheria, a disease in which a leathery membrane forms in the throat; N.L. gen. n. diphtheriae, of diphtheria

Gender: neuter

Type strain: ATCC 27010; CIP 100721; DSM 44123; NCTC 11397

16S rRNA gene: X82059 Analyse FASTA

Original publication: Lehmann KB, Neumann R. Atlas und Grundriss der Bakteriologie und Lehrbuch der speziellen bakteriologischen Diagnostik, 1st ed. J.F. Lehmann, München, 1896.

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

Subdivision:

Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 2
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 2
Total number of child taxa: 2

Parent taxon: Corynebacterium Lehmann and Neumann 1896 (Approved Lists 1980)

Assigned by: Lehmann KB, Neumann R. Atlas und Grundriss der Bakteriologie und Lehrbuch der speziellen bakteriologischen Diagnostik, 1st ed. J.F. Lehmann, München, 1896.

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