Name: Francisella opportunistica Dietrich et al. 2020

Category: Species

Proposed as: sp. nov.

Etymology: op.por.tu.nis’ti.ca N.L. fem. adj. opportunistica, opportunistic, referring to the organism’s ability to opportunistically infect immunocompromised humans

Gender: feminine

Type strain: ATCC BAA-2974; DSM 107100; PA05-1188

16S rRNA gene: EU031811 Analyse FASTA

Valid publication: Dietrich EA, Kingry LC, Kugeler KJ, Levy C, Yaglom H, Young JW, Mead PS, Petersen JM. Francisella opportunistica sp. nov., isolated from human blood and cerebrospinal fluid. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2020; 70:1145-1151.

IJSEM list: Oren A, Garrity GM. Notification list. Notification that new names and new combinations have appeared in volume 70, part 2 of the IJSEM. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2020; 70:2967-2971.

Nomenclatural status: validly published under the ICNP

Taxonomic status: correct name

Parent taxon: Francisella Dorofeev 1947 (Approved Lists 1980)

Assigned by: Dietrich EA, Kingry LC, Kugeler KJ, Levy C, Yaglom H, Young JW, Mead PS, Petersen JM. Francisella opportunistica sp. nov., isolated from human blood and cerebrospinal fluid. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2020; 70:1145-1151.

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Record number: 5779