Etymology:Gr. pref.a-, not; N.L. n. decarboxylum, removal of a molecule of carbon dioxide from an organic compound; from French n. decarboxyl; from French n. carboxyl; L. adj. suff.-atus -a -um, suffix meaning provided with; N.L. fem. adj.adecarboxylata, without decarboxylase activity, because it has negative reactions in lysine decarboxylase, ornithine decarboxylase and arginine dihydrolase, i.e., “triple decarboxylase negative”
Nomenclatural type of the genus Leclercia Tamura et al. 1987.Publication:
Tamura K, Sakazaki R, Kosako Y, Yoshizaki E. Leclercia adecarboxylata gen. nov., comb. nov., formerly known as Escherichia adecarboxylata. Curr. Microbiol. 1986; 13:179184.
Leclercia adecarboxylata (Leclerc 1962) Tamura et al. 1987 appears identical to CDC Enteric Group 41.