Name: Moraxella phenylpyruvica Bøvre and Henriksen 1967 (Approved Lists 1980)

Category: Species

Proposed as: sp. nov.

Etymology: N.L. neut. n. acidum phenylpyruvicum, phenylpyruvic acid; N.L. fem. adj. phenylpyruvica, pertaining to phenylpyruvic acid, the product of deamination of phenylalanine by this organism

Type strains: 2863; ACAM 535; ACM 886; ATCC 23333; CCUG 351; CIP 82.27; DSM 7000; JCM 20444; LMG 5372; NBRC 102152; NCTC 10526

16S rRNA gene: EF012270 Analyse FASTA

Original publication: Bøvre K, Henriksen SD. A revised description of Moraxella polymorpha Flamm 1957 with a proposal of a new name, Moraxella phenylpyrouvica, for this species. International Journal of Systematic Bacteriology 1967; 17:343-360.

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, conserved name

Taxonomic status: synonym

Correct name: Psychrobacter phenylpyruvicus (Bøvre and Henriksen 1967) Bowman et al. 1996

Parent taxon: Moraxella Lwoff 1939 (Approved Lists 1980)

Assigned by: Bøvre K, Henriksen SD. A revised description of Moraxella polymorpha Flamm 1957 with a proposal of a new name, Moraxella phenylpyrouvica, for this species. International Journal of Systematic Bacteriology 1967; 17:343-360.

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