Name: Leptospira wolffii Slack et al. 2008

Category: Species

Proposed as: sp. nov.

Etymology: N.L. gen. masc. n. wolffii, of Wolff, named after Dr Jan Willem Wolff, a Dutch bacteriologist who made significant contributions to the study of Leptospira

Gender: feminine

Type strains: Khorat-H2; KIT Khorat-H2; WHO LT1686

16S rRNA gene: EF025496 Analyse FASTA

Valid publication: Slack AT, Kalambaheti T, Symonds ML, Dohnt MF, Galloway RL, Steigerwalt AG, Chaicumpa W, Bunyaraksyotin G, Craig S, Harrower BJ, et al. Leptospira wolffii sp. nov., isolated from a human with suspected leptospirosis in Thailand. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2008; 58:2305-2308.

IJSEM list: Euzeby JP. Notification list. Notification that new names and new combinations have appeared in volume 58, part 10 of the IJSEM. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2009; 59:3-4.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Risk group: 2

Parent taxon: Leptospira Noguchi 1917 (Approved Lists 1980)

Assigned by: Slack AT, Kalambaheti T, Symonds ML, Dohnt MF, Galloway RL, Steigerwalt AG, Chaicumpa W, Bunyaraksyotin G, Craig S, Harrower BJ, et al. Leptospira wolffii sp. nov., isolated from a human with suspected leptospirosis in Thailand. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2008; 58:2305-2308.

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