Species Mycobacterium leprae

Name: Mycobacterium leprae (Hansen 1880) Lehmann and Neumann 1896 (Approved Lists 1980)

Category: Species

Proposed as: comb. nov.

Basonym: "Bacillus leprae" Hansen 1880

Etymology: L. fem. n. lepra, leprosy; L. gen. fem. n. leprae, of leprosy

Gender: neuter

Type strain: has not been cultivated

Original publication: Lehmann KB, Neumann R. Atlas und Grundriss der Bakteriologie und Lehrbuch der speziellen bakteriologischen Diagnostik. Teil 2: Text, 1st ed. J.F. Lehmann, München, 1896.

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: 3

Parent taxon: Mycobacterium Lehmann and Neumann 1896 (Approved Lists 1980)

Assigned by: Lehmann KB, Neumann R. Atlas und Grundriss der Bakteriologie und Lehrbuch der speziellen bakteriologischen Diagnostik. Teil 2: Text, 1st ed. J.F. Lehmann, München, 1896.

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