Name: Porphyromonas levii (Johnson and Holdeman 1983) Shah et al. 1995

Category: Species

Proposed as: comb. nov.

Basonym: Bacteroides levii (ex Holdeman et al. 1977) Johnson and Holdeman 1983

Etymology: N.L. gen. masc. n. levii, of Lev, named after Meir Lev, the American-English microbiologist, who first isolated this organism

Gender: feminine

Type strains: ATCC 29147; DSM 23370; LEV

16S rRNA gene: FJ792536 Analyse FASTA

Valid publication: Shah HN, Collins MD, Olsen I, Paster BJ, Dewhirst FE. Reclassification of Bacteroides levii (Holdeman, Cato, and Moore) in the genus Porphyromonas, as Porphyromonas levii comb. nov. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol. 1995; 45:586-588.

IJSEM list: Anonymous. Notification list. Notification that new names and new combinations have appeared in volume 45, part 3 of the IJSB. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1995; 45:881.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Risk group: 2

Parent taxon: Porphyromonas Shah and Collins 1988

Assigned by: Shah HN, Collins MD, Olsen I, Paster BJ, Dewhirst FE. Reclassification of Bacteroides levii (Holdeman, Cato, and Moore) in the genus Porphyromonas, as Porphyromonas levii comb. nov. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol. 1995; 45:586-588.

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