Name: Moraxella atlantae Bøvre et al. 1976 (Approved Lists 1980)

Category: Species

Proposed as: sp. nov.

Etymology: N.L. gen. n. atlantae, of Atlanta, the American city where strains of the species were first recognized as a distinct group by Elizabeth O. King

Gender: feminine

Type strain: 5118; ATCC 29525; CCUG 6415; CIP 82.25; DSM 6999; IFO 14588; LMG 5133; NBRC 14588; NCTC 11091

16S rRNA gene: AB680638 Analyse FASTA

Original publication: Bøvre K, Fuglesang JE, Hagen N, Jantzen E, Frøholm LO. Moraxella atlantae sp. nov. and its distinction from Moraxella phenylpyruvica. International Journal of Systematic Bacteriology 1976; 26:511-521.

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

Parent taxon: Moraxella Lwoff 1939 (Approved Lists 1980)

Assigned by: Bøvre K, Fuglesang JE, Hagen N, Jantzen E, Frøholm LO. Moraxella atlantae sp. nov. and its distinction from Moraxella phenylpyruvica. International Journal of Systematic Bacteriology 1976; 26:511-521.

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