Species "Candidatus Rickettsia kellyi"

Name: "Candidatus Rickettsia kellyi" Rolain et al. 2006

Category: Species

Proposed as: Candidatus

Etymology: N.L. gen. masc. n. kellyi, of Kelly, named after Donovan P. Kelly, a British microbiologist who has made important contributions to research on sulfur-oxidizing bacteria and their physiology

Gender: feminine

Type strains: no culture isolated

Original publication: Rolain JM, Mathai E, Lepidi H, Somashekar HR, Mathew LG, Prakash JA, Raoult D. "Candidatus Rickettsia kellyi," India. Emerg Infect Dis 2006; 12:483-485.

Nomenclatural status: not validly published

Parent taxon: Rickettsia da Rocha-Lima 1916 (Approved Lists 1980)

Assigned by: Rolain JM, Mathai E, Lepidi H, Somashekar HR, Mathew LG, Prakash JA, Raoult D. "Candidatus Rickettsia kellyi," India. Emerg Infect Dis 2006; 12:483-485.

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