Name: Eubacterium plexicaudatum Wilkins et al. 1974 (Approved Lists 1980)

Category: Species

Proposed as: sp. nov.

Etymology: L. part. adj. plexus, twisted or braided; N.L. masc. adj. caudatus, with a tail; from L. fem. n. cauda, tail; N.L. neut. adj. plexicaudatum, with a braided tail, referring to the tuft of subpolar flagella that are twisted together to form the “large flagellum” often visible by darkfield or phase-contrast microscopy

Gender: neuter

Type strain: VPI 7582

Effective publication: Wilkins TD, Fulghum RS, Wilkins JH. Eubacterium plexicaudatum sp. nov., an anaerobic bacterium with a subpolar tuft of flagella, isolated from a mouse cecum. International Journal of Systematic Bacteriology 1974; 24:408-411.

IJSEM list: Skerman VBD, McGowan V, Sneath PHA. Approved lists of bacterial names. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1980; 30:225-420.

Nomenclatural status: validly published under the ICNP

Taxonomic status: correct name

Risk group: 1

Parent taxon: Eubacterium Prévot 1938 (Approved Lists 1980)

Assigned by: Wilkins TD, Fulghum RS, Wilkins JH. Eubacterium plexicaudatum sp. nov., an anaerobic bacterium with a subpolar tuft of flagella, isolated from a mouse cecum. International Journal of Systematic Bacteriology 1974; 24:408-411.

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Record number: 783812