Name: Megasphaera stantonii Maki and Looft 2018

Category: Species

Proposed as: sp. nov.

Etymology: stan.to’ni.i N.L. gen. masc. n. stantonii, of Stanton, named in honour of Thaddeus Stanton, an American microbiologist who contributed to the characterization of the genus Megasphaera and other intestine-associated microorganisms

Type strains: AJH120; CCUG 71842; DSM 106750

16S rRNA gene: MG811574 Analyse FASTA

Valid publication: Maki JJ, Looft T. Megasphaera stantonii sp. nov., a butyrate-producing bacterium isolated from the cecum of a healthy chicken. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2018; 68:3409-3415.

IJSEM list: Oren A, Garrity GM. Notification list. Notification that new names and new combinations have appeared in volume 68, part 11 of the IJSEM. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2019; 69:297-298.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Parent taxon: Megasphaera Rogosa 1971 (Approved Lists 1980)

Assigned by: Maki JJ, Looft T. Megasphaera stantonii sp. nov., a butyrate-producing bacterium isolated from the cecum of a healthy chicken. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2018; 68:3409-3415.

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