Species Enterococcus faecium

Name: Enterococcus faecium (Orla-Jensen 1919) Schleifer and Kilpper-Bälz 1984

Category: Species

Proposed as: comb. nov.

Basonym: Streptococcus faecium Orla-Jensen 1919 (Approved Lists 1980)

Etymology: fae’ci.um L. fem. n. faex, dregs; L. gen. pl. n. faecium, of the dregs, of feces

Gender: masculine

Type strain: ATCC 19434; CCUG 542; CFBP 4248; CIP 103014; DSM 20477; HAMBI 1710; JCM 5804; JCM 8727; LMG 11423; NBRC 100485; NBRC 100486; NCDO 942; NCIMB 11508; NCTC 7171

16S rRNA gene: MT729968 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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