Name: Klebsiella spallanzanii Merla et al. 2020

Category: Species

Proposed as: sp. nov.

Etymology: spal.lan.za’ni.i N.L. gen. masc. n. spallanzanii, referring to Lazzaro Spallanzani, Italian biologist, important contributor to the experimental study of bodily functions and of animal reproduction. He provided what is considered the first disproval of the theory of the spontaneous generation of microbes

Gender: feminine

Type strains: CIP 111695; DSM 109531; SB6411; SPARK_775_C1; SPARK775C1

16S rRNA gene: MN091365 Analyse FASTA

Effective publication: Merla C, Rodrigues C, Passet V, Corbella M, Thorpe HA, Kallonen TVS, Zong Z, Marone P, Bandi C, Sassera D, et al. Description of Klebsiella spallanzanii sp. nov. and of Klebsiella pasteurii sp. nov. Front Microbiol 2019; 10:2360.

IJSEM list: Oren A, Garrity GM. Validation list no. 192. List of new names and new combinations previously effectively, but not validly, published. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2020; 70:1443-1446.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Parent taxon: Klebsiella Trevisan 1885 (Approved Lists 1980)

Assigned by: Merla C, Rodrigues C, Passet V, Corbella M, Thorpe HA, Kallonen TVS, Zong Z, Marone P, Bandi C, Sassera D, et al. Description of Klebsiella spallanzanii sp. nov. and of Klebsiella pasteurii sp. nov. Front Microbiol 2019; 10:2360.

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