Name: Porphyromonas somerae Summanen et al. 2006

Category: Species

Proposed as: sp. nov.

Etymology: N.L. gen. fem. n. somerae, of Somer, in honor of the Finnish microbiologist Hannele Jousimies-Somer, who has contributed significantly to our knowledge of pigmented anaerobic Gram-negative rods and to the identification of clinically important anaerobic bacteria in general

Gender: feminine

Type strain: ATCC BAA-1230; CCUG 51464; DSM 23386; JCM 13867; WAL 6690

16S rRNA gene: AB547667 Analyse FASTA

Effective publication: Summanen PH, Durmaz B, Vaisanen ML, Liu C, Molitoris D, Eerola E, Helander IM, Finegold SM. Porphyromonas somerae sp. nov., a pathogen isolated from humans and distinct from porphyromonas levii. J Clin Microbiol 2005; 43:4455-4459.

IJSEM list: Euzeby JP. Validation list no. 109. List of new names and new combinations previously effectively, but not validly, published. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2006; 56:925-927.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Risk group: 2

Parent taxon: Porphyromonas Shah and Collins 1988

Assigned by: Summanen PH, Durmaz B, Vaisanen ML, Liu C, Molitoris D, Eerola E, Helander IM, Finegold SM. Porphyromonas somerae sp. nov., a pathogen isolated from humans and distinct from porphyromonas levii. J Clin Microbiol 2005; 43:4455-4459.

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