Species Legionella feeleii

Name: Legionella feeleii Herwaldt et al. 1984

Category: Species

Proposed as: sp. nov.

Etymology: N.L. gen. n. feeleii, of Feeley, named after James Feeley, who contributed greatly to early work on Legionella and developed effective agar media for primary isolation

Gender: feminine

Type strains: ATCC 35072; CCUG 16417; CIP 103877; DSM 17645; NCTC 12022; WO-44C

16S rRNA gene: X73395 Analyse FASTA

Effective publication: Herwaldt LA, Gorman GW, McGrath T, Toma S, Brake B, Hightower AW, Jones J, Reingold AL, Boxer PA, Tang PW, et al. A new Legionella species, Legionella feeleii species nova, causes Pontiac fever in an automobile plant. Ann Intern Med 1984; 100:333-338.

IJSEM list: Anonymous. Validation list no. 15. Validation of publication of new names and new combinations previously effectively published outside the IJSB. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1984; 34:355-357.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Risk group: 2

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

Assigned by: Herwaldt LA, Gorman GW, McGrath T, Toma S, Brake B, Hightower AW, Jones J, Reingold AL, Boxer PA, Tang PW, et al. A new Legionella species, Legionella feeleii species nova, causes Pontiac fever in an automobile plant. Ann Intern Med 1984; 100:333-338.

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