Species Flavobacterium spiritivorum

Name: Flavobacterium spiritivorum Holmes et al. 1982

Category: Species

Proposed as: sp. nov.

Etymology: L. n. spiritus, spirit; L. adj. suff. -vorus, devouring, eating; N.L. neut. adj. spiritivorum, spirit-devouring, intended to refer to the ability of the organism to attack spirits, i.e., alcohol, producing acid in the process

Gender: neuter

Type strains: ATCC 33861; CCUG 13224; CDC E7288; CIP 100542; DSM 11722; E 7288; GIFU 3101; IFO 14948; JCM 1277; JCM 6897; LMG 8347; NBRC 14948; NCTC 11386

16S rRNA gene: D14026 Analyse FASTA

Valid publication: Holmes B, Owen RJ, Hollis DG. Flavobacterium spiritivorum, a new species isolated from human clinical specimens. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol. 1982; 32:157-165.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: synonym

Correct name: Sphingobacterium spiritivorum (Holmes et al. 1982) Yabuuchi et al. 1983

Risk group: 2

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

Assigned by: Holmes B, Owen RJ, Hollis DG. Flavobacterium spiritivorum, a new species isolated from human clinical specimens. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol. 1982; 32:157-165.

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