Species Streptococcus equinus

Name: Streptococcus equinus Andrewes and Horder 1906 (Approved Lists 1980)

Category: Species

Proposed as: sp. nov.

Etymology: L. masc. adj. equinus, of or belonging to horses

Gender: masculine

Type strain: ATCC 9812; CCUG 27302; CIP 102504; DSM 20558; HAMBI 1572; IFO 12553; JCM 7879; LMG 14897; NBRC 12553; NCTC 12969

16S rRNA gene: AJ301607 Analyse FASTA

Original publication: Andrewes FW, Horder TJ. A study of the streptococci pathogenic for man. Lancet 1906; 2:708-713.

IJSEM list: Skerman VBD, McGowan V, Sneath PHA. Approved lists of bacterial names. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1980; 30:225-420.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Risk group: 2

Parent taxon: Streptococcus Rosenbach 1884 (Approved Lists 1980)

Assigned by: Andrewes FW, Horder TJ. A study of the streptococci pathogenic for man. Lancet 1906; 2:708-713.

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