Name: Micrococcus lylae Kloos et al. 1974 (Approved Lists 1980)

Category: Species

Proposed as: sp. nov.

Etymology: N.L. gen. fem. n. lylae, of Lyla, named for Lyla Kloos, by whom this organism was originally isolated

Type strains: ATCC 27566; CCUG 33027; CIP 81.70; DSM 20315; IEGM 392; IFO 15355; JCM 11572; LMG 14218; NBRC 15355; NCTC 11037; VKM B-1815

16S rRNA gene: X80750 Analyse FASTA

Original publication: Kloos WE, Tornabene TG, Schleifer KH. Isolation and characterization of micrococci from human skin, including two new species: Micrococcus lylae and Micrococcus kristinae. International Journal of Systematic Bacteriology 1974; 24:79-101.

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: 1

Parent taxon: Micrococcus Cohn 1872 (Approved Lists 1980)

Assigned by: Kloos WE, Tornabene TG, Schleifer KH. Isolation and characterization of micrococci from human skin, including two new species: Micrococcus lylae and Micrococcus kristinae. International Journal of Systematic Bacteriology 1974; 24:79-101.

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