Species Streptococcus difficilis

Name: Streptococcus difficilis corrig. Eldar et al. 1995

Category: Species

Proposed as: sp. nov.

Etymology: dif.fi’ci.lis L. masc./fem. adj. difficilis, difficult, troublesome

Gender: masculine

Type strain: ATCC 51487; CIP 103768; LMG 15977; ND 2-22

16S rRNA gene: AB112407 Analyse FASTA

Effective publication: Eldar A, Bejerano Y, Bercovier H. Streptococcus shiloi and Streptococcus difficile: two new streptococcal species causing a meningoencephalitis in fish. Curr. Microbiol. 1994; 28:139-143.

IJSEM list: Anonymous. Validation list no. 52. Validation of publication of new names and new combinations previously effectively published outside the IJSB. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1995; 45:197-198.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: synonym

Correct name: Streptococcus agalactiae Lehmann and Neumann 1896 (Approved Lists 1980)

Risk group: 2

Parent taxon: Streptococcus Rosenbach 1884 (Approved Lists 1980)

Assigned by: Eldar A, Bejerano Y, Bercovier H. Streptococcus shiloi and Streptococcus difficile: two new streptococcal species causing a meningoencephalitis in fish. Curr. Microbiol. 1994; 28:139-143.

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