Species Corynebacterium pyogenes

Name: Corynebacterium pyogenes (Glage 1903) Eberson 1918 (Approved Lists 1980)

Category: Species

Proposed as: comb. nov.

Basonym: "Bacillus pyogenes" Glage 1903

Etymology: Gr. n. puon, discharge from a sore, pus, (Latin transliteration pyum); N.L. suff. -genes, producing; from Gr. v. gennaƓ, to produce; N.L. adj. pyogenes, pus-producing

Type strains: ATCC 19411; C-100; CCUG 13230; CIP 103129; DSM 20630; LMG 16162; NCTC 5224

16S rRNA gene: GU585578 Analyse FASTA

Original publication: Eberson F. A bacteriologic study of the diphtheroid organisms with special reference to Hodgkin's disease. Journal of Infectious Diseases 1918; 23:1-42.

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: synonym

Correct name: Trueperella pyogenes (Glage 1903) Yassin et al. 2011

Risk group: 2

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

Assigned by: Eberson F. A bacteriologic study of the diphtheroid organisms with special reference to Hodgkin's disease. Journal of Infectious Diseases 1918; 23:1-42.

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