Species Obesumbacterium proteus

Name: Obesumbacterium proteus (Shimwell and Grimes 1936) Shimwell 1963 (Approved Lists 1980)

Category: Species

Proposed as: comb. nov.

Basonym: "Flavobacterium proteum" Shimwell and Grimes 1936

Etymology: Gr. masc. n. Prôteus, the ancient Greek sea-god noted for being able to change his form at will; L. masc. n. proteus, intended to mean one who is able to be pleomorphic

Gender: neuter

Type strains: ATCC 12841; CCUG 2078; CIP 82.93; DSM 2777; LMG 3054; NCIB 8771; NCIMB 8771; VKM B-964

16S rRNA gene: FJ267521 Analyse FASTA

Original publication: Shimwell JL. Obesumbacterium gen. nov. Brewers Journal 1963; 99:759-760.

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: Obesumbacterium Shimwell 1963 (Approved Lists 1980)

Assigned by: Shimwell JL. Obesumbacterium gen. nov. Brewers Journal 1963; 99:759-760.

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