Species Legionella pneumophila

Name: Legionella pneumophila Brenner et al. 1979 (Approved Lists 1980)

Category: Species

Proposed as: sp. nov.

Etymology: Gr. n. pneumôn, lung; N.L. fem. adj. phila, friend, loving; from Gr. fem. adj. philê, loving; N.L. fem. adj. pneumophila, lung-loving

Gender: feminine

Type strains: ATCC 33152; CCUG 9568; CIP 103854; DSM 25069; DSM 7513; JCM 7571; NCTC 11192; strain Philadelphia 1

16S rRNA gene: M36023 Analyse FASTA

Original publication: Brenner DJ, Steigerwalt AG, McDade JE. Classification of the Legionnaires' disease bacterium: Legionella pneumophila, genus novum, species nova, of the family Legionellaceae, familia nova. Ann Intern Med 1979; 90:656-658.

IJSEM list: Skerman VBD, McGowan V, Sneath PHA. Approved lists of bacterial names. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1980; 30:225-420.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Subdivision:

Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 3
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 3
Total number of child taxa: 3

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

Assigned by: Brenner DJ, Steigerwalt AG, McDade JE. Classification of the Legionnaires' disease bacterium: Legionella pneumophila, genus novum, species nova, of the family Legionellaceae, familia nova. Ann Intern Med 1979; 90:656-658.

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