Name: Listeria murrayi Welshimer and Meredith 1971 (Approved Lists 1980)

Category: Species

Proposed as: sp. nov.

Etymology: mur’ray.i N.L. gen. masc. n. murrayi, of Murray, named for E.G.D. Murray, co-discoverer of Listeria monocytogenes

Gender: feminine

Type strain: ATCC 25401; LMG 16491; NCAIM B.01372; NCTC 10812

16S rRNA gene: X56154 Analyse FASTA

Original publication: Welshimer HJ, Meredith A. Listeria murrayi sp. n.: nitrate-reducing mannitol fermenting Listeria. International Journal of Systematic Bacteriology 1971; 21:3-7.

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: synonym

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

Risk group: 1

Parent taxon: Listeria Pirie 1940 (Approved Lists 1980)

Assigned by: Welshimer HJ, Meredith A. Listeria murrayi sp. n.: nitrate-reducing mannitol fermenting Listeria. International Journal of Systematic Bacteriology 1971; 21:3-7.

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