Species Legionella fallonii

Name: Legionella fallonii Adeleke et al. 2001

Category: Species

Proposed as: sp. nov.

Etymology: fall’o.ni.i N.L. gen. masc. n. fallonii, in honour of the Late Ronald Fallon who contributed immensely to our knowledge of legionellae and was the first to produce Legionella antigen and antiserum in the UK in 1977. He worked on an isolate from a case on the ship from which LLAP-10T was isolated

Gender: feminine

Type strains: ATCC 700992; CCUG 43887; DSM 19889; LLAP-10

16S rRNA gene: X97363 Analyse FASTA

Valid publication: Adeleke AA, Fields BS, Benson RF, Daneshvar MI, Pruckler JM, Ratcliff RM, Harrison TG, Weyant RS, Birtles RJ, Raoult D, et al. Legionella drozanskii sp. nov., Legionella rowbothamii sp. nov. and Legionella fallonii sp. nov.: three unusual new Legionella species. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2001; 51:1151-1160.

IJSEM list: Anonymous. Notification list. Notification that new names and new combinations have appeared in volume 51, part 3 of the IJSEM. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2001; 51:1231-1233.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Risk group: 1

Parent taxon: Legionella Brenner et al. 1979 (Approved Lists 1980)

Assigned by: Adeleke AA, Fields BS, Benson RF, Daneshvar MI, Pruckler JM, Ratcliff RM, Harrison TG, Weyant RS, Birtles RJ, Raoult D, et al. Legionella drozanskii sp. nov., Legionella rowbothamii sp. nov. and Legionella fallonii sp. nov.: three unusual new Legionella species. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2001; 51:1151-1160.

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