Species Legionella steelei

Name: Legionella steelei Edelstein et al. 2012

Category: Species

Proposed as: sp. nov.

Etymology: steel’e.i N.L. gen. masc. n. steelei, of Steele, pertaining to the Australian microbiologist Trevor Steele, who performed pioneering work on the ecology and pathogenesis of L. longbeachae infection

Type strains: ATCC BAA-2169; IMVS 3113; IMVS 3376

16S rRNA gene: HQ398202 Analyse FASTA

Valid publication: Edelstein PH, Edelstein MA, Shephard LJ, Ward KW, Ratcliff RM. Legionella steelei sp. nov., isolated from human respiratory specimens in California, USA, and South Australia. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2012; 62:1766-1771.

IJSEM list: Euzeby JP. Notification list. Notification that new names and new combinations have appeared in volume 62, part 8 of the IJSEM. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2012; 62:2555-2556.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Risk group: 1

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

Assigned by: Edelstein PH, Edelstein MA, Shephard LJ, Ward KW, Ratcliff RM. Legionella steelei sp. nov., isolated from human respiratory specimens in California, USA, and South Australia. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2012; 62:1766-1771.

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