diph.the’ri.ae. Gr. fem. 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. fem. n.diphtheriae, of diphtheria
homotypic synonym, not validly published, basonym of name in Approved Lists
Nouioui et al. 2018
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Oren A, Garrity GM. List of changes in taxonomic opinion no. 29. Notification of changes in taxonomic opinion previously published outside the IJSEM. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2019; 69:13-32.