Species Flavobacterium meningosepticum

Name: Flavobacterium meningosepticum King 1959 (Approved Lists 1980)

Category: Species

Proposed as: sp. nov.

Etymology: Gr. n. meninx meningos, meninges, membrane covering the brain; Gr. adj. septikos, putrefactive; N.L. neut. adj. meningosepticum, apparently referring to association of the bacterium with both meningitis and septicaemia, but not septic meningitis as the name implies

Gender: neuter

Type strains: ATCC 13253; CCUG 214; CIP 60.57; DSM 2800; IFO 12535; JCM 21065; LMG 12279; NBRC 12535; NCTC 10016

16S rRNA gene: D14018 Analyse FASTA

Original publication: King EO. Studies on a group of previously unclassified bacteria associated with meningitis in infants. Am J Clin Pathol 1959; 31:241-247.

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

Taxonomic status: synonym

Correct name: Elizabethkingia meningoseptica (King 1959) Kim et al. 2005

Risk group: 2

Parent taxon: Flavobacterium Bergey et al. 1923 (Approved Lists 1980)

Assigned by: King EO. Studies on a group of previously unclassified bacteria associated with meningitis in infants. Am J Clin Pathol 1959; 31:241-247.

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