Name: Elizabethkingia meningoseptica (King 1959) Kim et al. 2005

Category: Species

Proposed as: comb. nov.

Basonym: Flavobacterium meningosepticum King 1959 (Approved Lists 1980)

Etymology: me.nin.go.sep’ti.ca Gr. n. meninx meningos, meninges, membrane covering the brain; Gr. adj. septikos, putrefactive; N.L. fem. adj. meningoseptica, apparently referring to association of the bacterium with both meningitis and septicaemia, but not septic meningitis as the name implies

Gender: feminine

Type strains: ATCC 13253; CCUG 214; CIP 60.57; DSM 2800; IFO 12535; JCM 21065; LMG 12279; NBRC 12535; NCTC 10016

16S rRNA gene: D14018 Analyse FASTA

Valid publication: Kim KK, Kim MK, Lim JH, Park HY, Lee ST. Transfer of Chryseobacterium meningosepticum and Chryseobacterium miricola to Elizabethkingia gen. nov. as Elizabethkingia meningoseptica comb. nov. and Elizabethkingia miricola comb. nov. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2005; 55:1287-1293.

IJSEM list: Euzeby JP. Notification list. Notification that new names and new combinations have appeared in volume 55, part 3 of the IJSEM. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2005; 55:1747-1749.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Risk group: 2

Parent taxon: Elizabethkingia Kim et al. 2005

Assigned by: Kim KK, Kim MK, Lim JH, Park HY, Lee ST. Transfer of Chryseobacterium meningosepticum and Chryseobacterium miricola to Elizabethkingia gen. nov. as Elizabethkingia meningoseptica comb. nov. and Elizabethkingia miricola comb. nov. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2005; 55:1287-1293.

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