Name: Listeria grayi Errebo Larsen and Seeliger 1966 (Approved Lists 1980)

Category: Species

Proposed as: sp. nov.

Etymology: N.L. gen. masc. n. grayi, of Gray, named in honor of M.L. Gray, an American bacteriologist

Gender: feminine

Type strain: ATCC 19120; CCUG 4983; CCUG 5118; CIP 105447; CIP 68.18; DSM 20601; LMG 16490; NCAIM B.01871; NCTC 10815

16S rRNA gene: X98526 Analyse FASTA

Original publication: Errebo Larsen H, Seeliger HPR. A mannitol fermenting Listeria, Listeria grayi sp. n. Proceedings of the Third International Symposium on Listeriosis July 13-16, Bilthoven, 1966. Rijks Instituut voor de Volksgezondheit, Utrecht, 1966.

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

Taxonomic status: correct name

Risk group: 1

Parent taxon: Listeria Pirie 1940 (Approved Lists 1980)

Assigned by: Errebo Larsen H, Seeliger HPR. A mannitol fermenting Listeria, Listeria grayi sp. n. Proceedings of the Third International Symposium on Listeriosis July 13-16, Bilthoven, 1966. Rijks Instituut voor de Volksgezondheit, Utrecht, 1966.

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