Species Mycobacterium salmoniphilum

Name: Mycobacterium salmoniphilum (ex Ross 1960) Whipps et al. 2007

Category: Species

Proposed as: sp. nov., nom. rev.

Etymology: sal.mo.ni’phi.lum L. n. salmo -onis, a salmon; N.L. adj. philus -a -um, friend, loving; from Gr. adj. philos -ê -on, loving; N.L. neut. adj. salmoniphilum, salmon-loving

Gender: neuter

Type strains: ATCC 13758; DSM 43276; SC

16S rRNA gene: DQ866768 Analyse FASTA

Valid publication: Whipps CM, Butler WR, Pourahmad F, Watral VG, Kent ML. Molecular systematics support the revival of Mycobacterium salmoniphilum (ex Ross 1960) sp. nov., nom. rev., a species closely related to Mycobacterium chelonae. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2007; 57:2525-2531.

IJSEM list: Euzeby JP. Notification list. Notification that new names and new combinations have appeared in volume 57, part 11 of the IJSEM. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2008; 58:313-314.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Risk group: 1

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

Assigned by: Whipps CM, Butler WR, Pourahmad F, Watral VG, Kent ML. Molecular systematics support the revival of Mycobacterium salmoniphilum (ex Ross 1960) sp. nov., nom. rev., a species closely related to Mycobacterium chelonae. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2007; 57:2525-2531.

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