Name: "Francisella opportunistica" Challacombe et al. 2017

Category: Species

Proposed as: sp. nov.

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

Gender: feminine

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

16S rRNA gene: EU031811 Analyse FASTA

Original publication: Challacombe JF, Petersen JM, Gallegos-Graves V, Hodge D, Pillai S, Kuske CR. Whole-Genome Relationships among Francisella Bacteria of Diverse Origins Define New Species and Provide Specific Regions for Detection. Appl Environ Microbiol 2017; 83:0.

Nomenclatural status: not validly published

Correct name: Francisella opportunistica Dietrich et al. 2020

Parent taxon: Francisella Dorofeev 1947 (Approved Lists 1980)

Assigned by: Challacombe JF, Petersen JM, Gallegos-Graves V, Hodge D, Pillai S, Kuske CR. Whole-Genome Relationships among Francisella Bacteria of Diverse Origins Define New Species and Provide Specific Regions for Detection. Appl Environ Microbiol 2017; 83:0.

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Record number: 3526