Species Enterococcus faecalis

Name: Enterococcus faecalis (Andrewes and Horder 1906) Schleifer and Kilpper-Bälz 1984

Category: Species

Proposed as: comb. nov.

Basonym: Streptococcus faecalis Andrewes and Horder 1906 (Approved Lists 1980)

Etymology: fae.ca’lis L. fem. n. faex (gen. faecis), dregs; L. masc./fem. adj. suff. -alis, suffix denoting pertaining to; N.L. masc./fem. adj. faecalis, pertaining or relating to feces

Gender: masculine

Type strain: ATCC 19433; ATCC 19433-U; CCUG 19916; CIP 103015; DSM 100701; DSM 100702; DSM 20478; HAMBI 1711; JCM 5803; JCM 8726; LMG 7937; NBRC 100480; NBRC 100481; NCAIM B.01312; NCDO 581; NCIMB 775; NCTC 775

16S rRNA gene: AB681178 Analyse FASTA

Valid publication: Schleifer KH, Kilpper-Bälz R. Transfer of Streptococcus faecalis and Streptococcus faecium to the genus Enterococcus nom. rev. as Enterococcus faecalis comb. nov. and Enterococcus faecium comb. nov. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol. 1984; 34:31-34.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Risk group: 2

Parent taxon: Enterococcus (ex Thiercelin and Jouhaud 1903) Schleifer and Kilpper-Bälz 1984

Assigned by: Schleifer KH, Kilpper-Bälz R. Transfer of Streptococcus faecalis and Streptococcus faecium to the genus Enterococcus nom. rev. as Enterococcus faecalis comb. nov. and Enterococcus faecium comb. nov. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol. 1984; 34:31-34.

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