Name: Neisseria lactamica corrig. Hollis et al. 1969 (Approved Lists 1980)

Category: Species

Proposed as: sp. nov.

Etymology: L. neut. n. lac (gen. lactis), milk; L. adj. amicus, loving, friendly; N.L. fem. adj. lactamica, intended to mean fond of lactose

Gender: feminine

Type strain: ATCC 23970; CCUG 5853; CIP 72.17; DSM 4691; NCTC 10617

16S rRNA gene: AJ247241 Analyse FASTA

Original publication: Hollis DG, Wiggins GL, Weaver RE. Neisseria lactamicus sp. n., a lactose-fermenting species resembling Neisseria meningitidis. Appl Microbiol 1969; 17:71-77.

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: 1

Parent taxon: Neisseria Trevisan 1885 (Approved Lists 1980)

Assigned by: Hollis DG, Wiggins GL, Weaver RE. Neisseria lactamicus sp. n., a lactose-fermenting species resembling Neisseria meningitidis. Appl Microbiol 1969; 17:71-77.

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