Species Mycobacterium lepraemurium

Name: Mycobacterium lepraemurium Marchoux and Sorel 1912 (Approved Lists 1980)

Category: Species

Proposed as: sp. nov.

Etymology: L. gen. fem. n. leprae, of leprosy; L. gen. pl. n. murium, of mice; N.L. gen. pl. n. lepraemurium, of leprosy of mice

Type strains: none specified due to difficulties in cultivation

Original publication: Marchoux E, Sorel F. Recherches sur la lèpre. Annales de l'Institut Pasteur (Paris) 1912; 26:675-700.

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: 2

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

Assigned by: Marchoux E, Sorel F. Recherches sur la lèpre. Annales de l'Institut Pasteur (Paris) 1912; 26:675-700.

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