Species Corynebacterium jeikeium

Name: Corynebacterium jeikeium Jackman et al. 1988

Category: Species

Proposed as: sp. nov.

Etymology: N.L. neut. adj. jeikeium, formed from the initial letters of the surnames of W. D. Johnson and D. Kaye, doctors who described infections attributed to the taxon in 1970

Gender: neuter

Type strains: ATCC 43734; CCUG 27192; CIP 103337; DSM 46361; DSM 7171; JCM 9384; NCTC 11913

16S rRNA gene: AB470615 Analyse FASTA

Effective publication: Jackman PJH, Pitcher DG, Pelczynska S, Borman P. Classification of corynebacteria associated with endocarditis (Group Jk) as Corynebacterium jeikeium sp. nov. Syst. Appl. Microbiol. 1987; 9:83-90.

IJSEM list: Anonymous. Validation list no. 24. Validation of publication of new names and new combinations previously effectively published outside the IJSB. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1988; 38:136-137.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Risk group: 2

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

Assigned by: Jackman PJH, Pitcher DG, Pelczynska S, Borman P. Classification of corynebacteria associated with endocarditis (Group Jk) as Corynebacterium jeikeium sp. nov. Syst. Appl. Microbiol. 1987; 9:83-90.

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