Species Mycobacterium smegmatis

Name: Mycobacterium smegmatis (Trevisan 1889) Lehmann and Neumann 1899 (Approved Lists 1980)

Category: Species

Proposed as: comb. nov.

Basonym: "Bacillus smegmatis" Trevisan 1889

Etymology: smeg.ma’tis L. n. smegma -atis, an unguent (for making the skin smooth), a detergent, a cleansing medicine, and in biology the sebaceous humor; L. gen. neut. n. smegmatis, of smegma

Gender: neuter

Type strains: ATCC 19420; CCUG 21002; CCUG 21815; CIP 104444; DSM 43756; JCM 5866; JCM 6386; NCTC 8159; NRRL B-14616; VKM Ac-1239

16S rRNA gene: AF547967 Analyse FASTA

Original publication: Lehmann KB, Neumann R. Lehmann's Medizin, Handatlanter X. Atlas und Grundriss der Bakteriologie und Lehrbuch der speziellen bakteriologischen Diagnostik. 3. Aufl. JF. Lehmann, München, 1899.

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: Lehmann KB, Neumann R. Lehmann's Medizin, Handatlanter X. Atlas und Grundriss der Bakteriologie und Lehrbuch der speziellen bakteriologischen Diagnostik. 3. Aufl. JF. Lehmann, München, 1899.

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