Kosako Y, Tamura K, Sakazaki R, Miki K. Enterobacter kobei sp. nov., a new species of the family Enterobacteriaceae resembling Enterobacter cloacae. Curr Microbiol 1996; 33:261-265.
Anonymous. Validation list no. 62. Validation of publication of new names and new combinations previously effectively published outside the IJSB. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1997; 47:915-916.
validly published under the ICNP
Hoffmann et al. 2005
Hoffmann H, Stindl S, Ludwig W, Stumpf A, Mehlen A, Heesemann J, Monget D, Schleifer KH, Roggenkamp A. Reassignment of enterobacter dissolvens to Enterobacter cloacae as E. cloacae subspecies dissolvens comb. nov. and emended description of Enterobacter asburiae and Enterobacter kobei. Syst Appl Microbiol 2005; 28:196-205.
Euzeby JP. List of changes in taxonomic opinion no. 2. Notification of changes in taxonomic opinion previously published outside the IJSEM. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2005; 55:1403-1404.
Francisco Salva Serra commented on the alleged type-strain deposits of E. kobei as follows: "DSM 13645T is the only deposit of the true type strain of E. kobei (listed in LPSN), which means that all other deposits of the type strain listed in LPSN (except for NIH 1485-79) should probably be deactivated and strain DSM 13645 taken in. The LPSN lists KF516242 as 16S rRNA gene sequence of the type strain of E. kobei, which does not match CP017181. [...] Status of the species: according to Brady et al., 2013, it seems that strain DSM 13645 was used in the emended description of the species (Hoffmann et al., 2005).". — Salva Serra F. Personal communication, 2020-04-27.
Enterobacter kobei Kosako et al. 1997 was previously known as NIH group 21.Publication:
Euzeby JP. List of Bacterial Names with Standing in Nomenclature: a folder available on the Internet. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1997; 47:590-592.