Species Legionella wadsworthii

Name: Legionella wadsworthii Edelstein et al. 1983

Category: Species

Proposed as: sp. nov.

Etymology: N.L. gen. masc. n. wadsworthii, of Wadsworth, named after V.A. Wadsworth Medical Center after James Wadsworth, and the location where the patient was hospitalized and the bacterium isolated

Gender: feminine

Type strains: ATCC 33877; CCUG 16415; CIP 103886; DSM 21896; NCTC 11532; Wadsworth 81-716A

16S rRNA gene: X73401 Analyse FASTA

Effective publication: Edelstein PH, Brenner DJ, Moss CW, Steigerwalt AG, Francis EM, George WL. Legionella wadsworthii species nova: a cause of human pneumonia. Ann Intern Med 1982; 97:809-813.

IJSEM list: Anonymous. Validation list no. 11. Validation of publication of new names and new combinations previously effectively published outside the IJSB. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1983; 33:672-674.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Risk group: 2

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

Assigned by: Edelstein PH, Brenner DJ, Moss CW, Steigerwalt AG, Francis EM, George WL. Legionella wadsworthii species nova: a cause of human pneumonia. Ann Intern Med 1982; 97:809-813.

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