Name: Haemophilus vaginalis Gardner and Dukes 1955 (Approved Lists 1980)

Category: Species

Proposed as: sp. nov.

Etymology: va.gi.na’lis L. fem. n. vagina, sheath, vagina; L. masc./fem. adj. suff. -alis, suffix denoting pertaining to; N.L. masc. adj. vaginalis, pertaining to vagina, of the vagina

Gender: masculine

Type strain: 594 of Gardner and Dukes; ATCC 14018; CCUG 3717; CIP 70.74; DSM 4944; Dukes 594; JCM 11026; LMG 7832; NCTC 10287; NCTC 10915

16S rRNA gene: M58744 Analyse FASTA

Original publication: Gardner HL, Dukes CD. Haemophilus vaginalis vaginitis: a newly defined specific infection previously classified non-specific vaginitis. Am J Obstet Gynecol 1955; 69:962-976.

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: Gardnerella vaginalis (Gardner and Dukes 1955) Greenwood and Pickett 1980

Risk group: 2

Parent taxon: Haemophilus Winslow et al. 1917 (Approved Lists 1980)

Assigned by: Gardner HL, Dukes CD. Haemophilus vaginalis vaginitis: a newly defined specific infection previously classified non-specific vaginitis. Am J Obstet Gynecol 1955; 69:962-976.

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