Species Legionella shakespearei

Name: Legionella shakespearei Verma et al. 1992

Category: Species

Proposed as: sp. nov.

Etymology: N.L. gen. masc. n. shakespearei, of Shakespeare, named after the playwright William Shakespeare, because the organism was isolated in Stratford-upon-Avon

Type strains: 214; ATCC 49655; CCUG 31228 A; CIP 103541; DSM 23087; NCTC 12829

16S rRNA gene accession number: Z49736

Valid publication: Verma UK, Brenner DJ, Thacker WL, Benson RF, Vesey G, Kurtz JB, Dennis PJ, Steigerwalt AG, Robinson JS, Moss CW. Legionella shakespearei sp. nov., isolated from cooling tower water. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1992; 42:404-407.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Risk group: 1

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

Assigned by: Verma UK, Brenner DJ, Thacker WL, Benson RF, Vesey G, Kurtz JB, Dennis PJ, Steigerwalt AG, Robinson JS, Moss CW. Legionella shakespearei sp. nov., isolated from cooling tower water. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1992; 42:404-407.

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