Name: Megasphaera massiliensis Padmanabhan et al. 2016

Category: Species

Proposed as: sp. nov.

Etymology: mas.si.li.en’sis N.L. masc./fem. adj. massiliensis, of Massilia, the Latin name of Marseille where was cultivated strain NP3T

Type strains: CSUR P245; DSM 26228; NP3

16S rRNA gene: JX424772 Analyse FASTA

Effective publication: Padmanabhan R, Lagier JC, Dangui NP, Michelle C, Couderc C, Raoult D, Fournier PE. Non-contiguous finished genome sequence and description of Megasphaera massiliensis sp. nov. Stand Genomic Sci 2013; 8:525-538.

IJSEM list: Oren A, Garrity GM. Validation list no. 168. List of new names and new combinations previously effectively, but not validly, published. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2016; 66:1603-1606.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Risk group: 1

Parent taxon: Megasphaera Rogosa 1971 (Approved Lists 1980)

Assigned by: Padmanabhan R, Lagier JC, Dangui NP, Michelle C, Couderc C, Raoult D, Fournier PE. Non-contiguous finished genome sequence and description of Megasphaera massiliensis sp. nov. Stand Genomic Sci 2013; 8:525-538.

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