Species Mycobacterium tuberculosis

Name: Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Zopf 1883) Lehmann and Neumann 1896 (Approved Lists 1980)

Category: Species

Proposed as: comb. nov.

Basonym: "Bacterium tuberculosis" Zopf 1883

Etymology: L. dim. n. tuberculum, a small swelling, tubercle; Gr. suff. -osis, suffix expressing state or condition, in medical terminology denoting a state of disease; N.L. gen. n. tuberculosis, of tuberculosis

Gender: neuter

Type strain: ATCC 27294; H37/Rv

16S rRNA gene: X55588 Analyse FASTA

Original publication: Lehmann KB, Neumann R. Atlas und Grundriss der Bakteriologie und Lehrbuch der speziellen bakteriologischen Diagnostik, 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

Subdivision:

Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 0
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 2
Total number of child taxa: 2

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, 1st ed. J.F. Lehmann, München, 1896.

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