Species Corynebacterium imitans

Name: Corynebacterium imitans Funke et al. 1997

Category: Species

Proposed as: sp. nov.

Etymology: i’mi.tans. L. part. adj. imitans

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 under the ICNP

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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