Species Streptococcus faecalis

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

Category: Species

Proposed as: sp. nov.

Etymology: fae.ca’lis L. fem. n. faex (gen. faecis), dregs; L. masc./fem. adj. suff. -alis, suffix denoting pertaining to; N.L. masc./fem. adj. faecalis, pertaining or relating to feces

Gender: masculine

Type strain: ATCC 19433; ATCC 19433-U; CCUG 19916; CIP 103015; DSM 100701; DSM 100702; DSM 20478; HAMBI 1711; JCM 5803; JCM 8726; LMG 7937; NBRC 100480; NBRC 100481; NCAIM B.01312; NCDO 581; NCIMB 775; NCTC 775

16S rRNA gene: AB681179 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, conserved name

Taxonomic status: synonym

Correct name: Enterococcus faecalis (Andrewes and Horder 1906) Schleifer and Kilpper-Bälz 1984

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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