Species Legionella sainthelensi

Name: Legionella sainthelensi Campbell et al. 1984

Category: Species

Proposed as: sp. nov.

Etymology: N.L. gen. n. sainthelensi, of St. Helens, named after Mount St. Helens, where the original isolate was made from surface water in the devastated area after a volcanic eruption

Type strains: ATCC 35248; CCUG 29672; CIP 103885; DSM 19231; Mt. St. Helens 4; NCTC 11988

16S rRNA gene: Z49734 Analyse FASTA

Effective publication: Campbell J, Bibb WF, Lambert MA, Eng S, Steigerwalt AG, Allard J, Moss CW, Brenner DJ. Legionella sainthelensi: a new species of Legionella isolated from water near Mt. St. Helens. Appl Environ Microbiol 1984; 47:369-373.

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: Campbell J, Bibb WF, Lambert MA, Eng S, Steigerwalt AG, Allard J, Moss CW, Brenner DJ. Legionella sainthelensi: a new species of Legionella isolated from water near Mt. St. Helens. Appl Environ Microbiol 1984; 47:369-373.

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