Name: Escherichia albertii Huys et al. 2003

Category: Species

Proposed as: sp. nov.

Etymology: al.ber’ti.i N.L. gen. masc. n. albertii, of Albert, named after M. John Albert, a microbiologist previously associated with the ICDDR, B, who first described these strains as a group of Hafnia-like diarrhoeagenic isolates in the early 1990s and who also contributed greatly to the study of other diarrhoeagenic bacteria (Albert, 1994; Albert et al., 1991a, 1992a, 2000)

Gender: feminine

Type strain: Albert 19982; CCUG 46494; DSM 17582; LMG 20976

16S rRNA gene: AB682660 Analyse FASTA

Valid publication: Huys G, Cnockaert M, Janda JM, Swings J. Escherichia albertii sp. nov., a diarrhoeagenic species isolated from stool specimens of Bangladeshi children. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2003; 53:807-810.

IJSEM list: Euzeby JP. Notification list. Notification that new names and new combinations have appeared in volume 53, part 3 of the IJSEM. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2003; 53:1221-1222.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Risk group: 2

Parent taxon: Escherichia Castellani and Chalmers 1919 (Approved Lists 1980)

Assigned by: Huys G, Cnockaert M, Janda JM, Swings J. Escherichia albertii sp. nov., a diarrhoeagenic species isolated from stool specimens of Bangladeshi children. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2003; 53:807-810.

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