Name: Neisseria flavescens Branham 1930 (Approved Lists 1980)

Category: Species

Proposed as: sp. nov.

Etymology: fla.ves’cens L. part. adj. flavescens, becoming golden yellow, turning light yellow

Gender: feminine

Type strain: ATCC 13120; CCUG 17913; CCUG 345; CIP 73.15; DSM 17633; LMG 5297; NCTC 8263

16S rRNA gene: L06168 Analyse FASTA

Original publication: Branham SE. A new meningococcus-like organism (Neisseria flavescens n. sp.) from epidemic meningitis. United States Public Health Services Public Health Report 1930; 45:845-849.

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: Neisseria Trevisan 1885 (Approved Lists 1980)

Assigned by: Branham SE. A new meningococcus-like organism (Neisseria flavescens n. sp.) from epidemic meningitis. United States Public Health Services Public Health Report 1930; 45:845-849.

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