Species Legionella lytica

Name: Legionella lytica (Drozanski 1991) Hookey et al. 1996

Category: Species

Proposed as: comb. nov.

Basonym: Sarcobium lyticum Drozanski 1991

Etymology: N.L. fem. adj. lytica, able to loose, able to dissolve; from Gr. fem. adj. lytikê, able to loose, able to dissolve

Gender: feminine

Type strains: In the absence of cultivation in pure culture, the description in the paper by Drozanski 1991 forms the nomenclatural type; L2; PCM 2298

16S rRNA gene: X97364 Analyse FASTA

Valid publication: Hookey JV, Saunders NA, Fry NK, Birtles RJ, Harrison TG. Phylogeny of Legionellaceae based on small-subunit ribosomal DNA sequences and proposal of Legionella lytica comb. nov. for Legionella-like amoebal pathogens. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol. 1996; 46:526-531.

IJSEM list: Anonymous. Notification list. Notification that new names and new combinations have appeared in volume 46, part 2 of the IJSB. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1996; 46:838.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Risk group: 1

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

Assigned by: Hookey JV, Saunders NA, Fry NK, Birtles RJ, Harrison TG. Phylogeny of Legionellaceae based on small-subunit ribosomal DNA sequences and proposal of Legionella lytica comb. nov. for Legionella-like amoebal pathogens. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol. 1996; 46:526-531.

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