Name: Escherichia fergusonii Farmer et al. 1985

Category: Species

Proposed as: sp. nov.

Etymology: N.L. gen. masc. n. fergusonii, of Ferguson, named to honor the American microbiologist William W. Ferguson, who made many contributions to enteric bacteriology and was one of the first to show the role of certain strains of Escherichia coli in infantile diarrhea

Gender: feminine

Type strain: ATCC 35469; CDC 0568-73; CIP 103357; CIP 104947; DSM 13698; JCM 21226; LMG 7866; NBRC 102419; NCTC 12128

16S rRNA gene: AB681775 Analyse FASTA

Effective publication: Farmer JJ, Fanning GR, Davis BR, O'Hara CM, Riddle C, Hickman-Brenner FW, Asbury MA, Lowery VA, Brenner DJ. Escherichia fergusonii and Enterobacter taylorae, two new species of Enterobacteriaceae isolated from clinical specimens. J Clin Microbiol 1985; 21:77-81.

IJSEM list: Anonymous. Validation list no. 17. Validation of publication of new names and new combinations previously effectively published outside the IJSB. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1985; 35:223-225.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Risk group: 2

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

Assigned by: Farmer JJ, Fanning GR, Davis BR, O'Hara CM, Riddle C, Hickman-Brenner FW, Asbury MA, Lowery VA, Brenner DJ. Escherichia fergusonii and Enterobacter taylorae, two new species of Enterobacteriaceae isolated from clinical specimens. J Clin Microbiol 1985; 21:77-81.

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