Species Leptospira biflexa

Name: Leptospira biflexa (Wolbach and Binger 1914) Noguchi 1918 (Approved Lists 1980)

Category: Species

Proposed as: comb. nov.

Basonym: "Spirochaeta biflexa" Wolbach and Binger 1914

Etymology: bi.fle.xa. L. adv. bis, twice; L. perf. part. flexus -a -um, bent, winding; from L. v. flecto, to bend, to curve; N.L. fem. part. adj. biflexa, bent twice

Gender: feminine

Type strain: ATCC 23582; Leptospira biflexa serovar Patoc strain Patoc I; Patoc 1; strain Patoc I

16S rRNA gene: AJ310921 Analyse FASTA

Effective publication: Noguchi H. MORPHOLOGICAL CHARACTERISTICS AND NOMENCLATURE OF LEPTOSPIRA (SPIROCHAETA) ICTEROHAEMORRHAGIAE (INADA AND IDO). J Exp Med 1918; 27:575-592.

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 under the ICNP

Taxonomic status: correct name

Risk group: 1

Parent taxon: Leptospira Noguchi 1917 (Approved Lists 1980)

Assigned by: Noguchi H. MORPHOLOGICAL CHARACTERISTICS AND NOMENCLATURE OF LEPTOSPIRA (SPIROCHAETA) ICTEROHAEMORRHAGIAE (INADA AND IDO). J Exp Med 1918; 27:575-592.

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Record number: 784132