Name:Streptococcusalactolyticus Farrow et al. 1985
Proposed as: sp. nov.
a.lac.to.ly.ti.cus. Gr. pref.a-, not (inseparable prefix); L. neut. n.lac (gen. lactis), milk; N.L. adj.lyticus -a -um, able to loose, able to dissolve; from Gr. adj.lytikos -ê -on, able to loosen, able to dissolve; N.L. masc. adj.alactolyticus, not milk digesting
heterotypic synonym, validly published under the ICNP
According to Schlegel et al. (2003), this species is an earlier heterotypic synonym of Streptococcusintestinalis Robinson et al. 1988.Publication:
Schlegel L, Grimont F, Ageron E, Grimont PA, Bouvet A. Reappraisal of the taxonomy of the Streptococcus bovis/Streptococcus equinus complex and related species: description of Streptococcus gallolyticus subsp. gallolyticus subsp. nov., S. gallolyticus subsp. macedonicus subsp. nov. and S. gallolyticus subsp. pasteurianus subsp. nov. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2003; 53:631-645.
According to Bartlett et al. (2022), this species is an established human pathogen.Publication:
Bartlett A, Padfield D, Lear L, Bendall R, Vos M. A comprehensive list of bacterial pathogens infecting humans. Microbiology 2022; 168:0.
In Validation List no. 17, the reference is erroneously cited as "Syst. Appl. Microbiol., 1985 (sic), 5, 467-482".Publication:
Anonymous. Validation list no. 17. Validation of publication of new names and new combinations previously effectively published outside the IJSB. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1985; 35:223-225.
Given the congruence between whole cell protein electrophoreis and percentage of DNA-DNA hybridization, these data suggest that Streptococcus alactolyticus Farrow et al. 1985 is an earlier synonym of Streptococcus intestinalis Robinson et al. 1988 [1, 3].Publication:
Anonymous. Notification list. Notification that new names and new combinations have appeared in volume 49, part 2 of the IJSB. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1999; 49:937-939.
Whiley RA, Kilian M. International Committee on Systematics of Prokaryotes Subcommittee on the taxonomy of staphylococci and streptococci. Minutes of the closed meeting, 31 July 2002, Paris, France. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. 2003; 53:915-917.