Name: Neisseria meningitidis (Albrecht and Ghon 1901) Murray 1929 (Approved Lists 1980)

Category: Species

Proposed as: comb. nov.

Basonym: "Micrococcus meningitidis" Albrecht and Ghon 1901

Etymology: Gr. n. meninx meningos, meninges, membrane covering the brain; L. suff. -itis -itidis, suffix used for inflammation; N.L. gen. n. meningitidis, of inflammation of the meninges, of meningitis

Gender: feminine

Type strains: ATCC 13077; CCUG 3269; CIP 73.10; DSM 10036; NCTC 10025; Sara E. Branham M1027

16S rRNA gene: AJ247244 Analyse FASTA

Original publication: Murray EGD. The meningococcus. Medical Research Council (Great Britain) Special Report Series 1929; 124:7-142.

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: Murray EGD. The meningococcus. Medical Research Council (Great Britain) Special Report Series 1929; 124:7-142.

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