Species Legionella israelensis

Name: Legionella israelensis Bercovier et al. 1986

Category: Species

Proposed as: sp. nov.

Etymology: N.L. masc./fem. adj. israelensis, coming from Israel

Gender: feminine

Type strains: ATCC 43119; Bercovier 4; CCUG 31115; CIP 103879; DSM 19235; JCM 7560; NCTC 12010

16S rRNA gene: X73408 Analyse FASTA

Valid publication: Bercovier H, Steigerwalt AG, Derhi-Cochin M, Moss CW, Wilkinson HW, Benson RF, Brenner DJ. Isolation of legionellae from oxidation ponds and fishponds in Israel and description of Legionella israelensis sp. nov. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol. 1986; 36:368-371.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Risk group: 1

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

Assigned by: Bercovier H, Steigerwalt AG, Derhi-Cochin M, Moss CW, Wilkinson HW, Benson RF, Brenner DJ. Isolation of legionellae from oxidation ponds and fishponds in Israel and description of Legionella israelensis sp. nov. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol. 1986; 36:368-371.

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