Species Corynebacterium imitans

Name: Corynebacterium imitans Funke et al. 1997

Category: Species

Proposed as: sp. nov.

Etymology: L. part. adj. imitans, imitating, copying, indicating that this bacterium was isolated from patients with an illness that was imitating the clinical picture of pharyngeal diphtheria and also indicating that the biochemical profile of the newly described bacterium imitates the biochemical profiles of other Corynebacterium species

Gender: neuter

Type strain: ATCC 700354; CCUG 36877; CIP 105130; DSM 44264; IFO 16163; JCM 10386; NBRC 100416; NBRC 16163; NCTC 13015

16S rRNA gene: Y09044 Analyse FASTA

Effective publication: Funke G, Efstratiou A, Kuklinska D, Hutson RA, De Zoysa A, Engler KH, Collins MD. Corynebacterium imitans sp. nov. isolated from patients with suspected diphtheria. J Clin Microbiol 1997; 35:1978-1983.

IJSEM list: Anonymous. Validation list no. 63. Validation of publication of new names and new combinations previously effectively published outside the IJSB. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1997; 47:1274.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Risk group: 2

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

Assigned by: Funke G, Efstratiou A, Kuklinska D, Hutson RA, De Zoysa A, Engler KH, Collins MD. Corynebacterium imitans sp. nov. isolated from patients with suspected diphtheria. J Clin Microbiol 1997; 35:1978-1983.

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