Name: Listeria monocytogenes (Murray et al. 1926) Pirie 1940 (Approved Lists 1980)

Category: Species

Proposed as: comb. nov.

Basonym: "Bacterium monocytogenes" Murray et al. 1926

Etymology: N.L. n. monocytum, a blood cell, monocyte; Gr. v. gennaƓ, to produce; N.L. part. adj. monocytogenes, monocyte-producing

Gender: feminine

Type strain: ATCC 15313; CCUG 15526; CIP 82.110; DSM 20600; NCTC 10357; SLCC 53

16S rRNA gene: AJ515512 Analyse FASTA

Original publication: Pirie JHH. The genus Listerella Pirie. Science (Washington) 1940; 91:383.

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: 2

Parent taxon: Listeria Pirie 1940 (Approved Lists 1980)

Assigned by: Pirie JHH. The genus Listerella Pirie. Science (Washington) 1940; 91:383.

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