Name: Megasphaera micronuciformis Marchandin et al. 2003

Category: Species

Proposed as: sp. nov.

Etymology: mic.ro.nu.ci.for’mis Gr. adj. micros, small; L. fem. gen. n. nuci, of a nut; L. fem. adj. formis, shape or form; N.L. fem. adj. micronuciformis, small walnut-shaped, referring to the morphology of bacterial cells and cell surface

Type strains: AIP 412.00; CCUG 45952; CIP 107280; DSM 17226

16S rRNA gene: AB609707 Analyse FASTA

Valid publication: Marchandin H, Jumas-Bilak E, Gay B, Teyssier C, Jean-Pierre H, de Buochberg MS, Carriere C, Carlier JP. Phylogenetic analysis of some Sporomusa sub-branch members isolated from human clinical specimens: description of Megasphaera micronuciformis sp. nov. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2003; 53:547-553.

IJSEM list: Euzeby JP. Notification list. Notification that new names and new combinations have appeared in volume 53, part 2 of the IJSEM. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2003; 53:939-940.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Risk group: 1

Parent taxon: Megasphaera Rogosa 1971 (Approved Lists 1980)

Assigned by: Marchandin H, Jumas-Bilak E, Gay B, Teyssier C, Jean-Pierre H, de Buochberg MS, Carriere C, Carlier JP. Phylogenetic analysis of some Sporomusa sub-branch members isolated from human clinical specimens: description of Megasphaera micronuciformis sp. nov. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2003; 53:547-553.

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