Name: Megasphaera elsdenii (Gutierrez et al. 1959) Rogosa 1971 (Approved Lists 1980)

Category: Species

Proposed as: comb. nov.

Basonym: "Peptostreptococcus elsdenii" Gutierrez et al. 1959

Etymology: N.L. gen. masc. n. elsdenii, of Elsden, named after S.R. Elsden who first isolated the organism

Type strains: ATCC 25940; CCUG 6199; CIP 106852; DSM 20460; JCM 1772

16S rRNA gene: AB609705 Analyse FASTA

Original publication: Rogosa M. Transfer of Peptostreptococcus elsdenii Gutierrez et al. to a new genus, Megasphaera [M. elsdenii (Gutierrez et al) comb. nov.]. International Journal of Systematic Bacteriology 1971; 21:187-189.

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: Megasphaera Rogosa 1971 (Approved Lists 1980)

Assigned by: Rogosa M. Transfer of Peptostreptococcus elsdenii Gutierrez et al. to a new genus, Megasphaera [M. elsdenii (Gutierrez et al) comb. nov.]. International Journal of Systematic Bacteriology 1971; 21:187-189.

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