Species Streptococcus gordonii

Name: Streptococcus gordonii Kilian et al. 1989

Category: Species

Proposed as: sp. nov.

Etymology: N.L. gen. masc. n. gordonii, of Gordon, in honor of British microbiologist Mervyn H. Gordon, who pioneered classification of viridans streptococci by fermentation tests

Gender: masculine

Type strains: ATCC 10558; CCUG 25608; CCUG 33482; CCUG 35801; CIP 105258; DSM 6777; JCM 12995; LMG 14518; NCTC 7865; SK 3

16S rRNA gene: EU156758 Analyse FASTA

Valid publication: Kilian M, Mikkelsen L, Henrichsen J. Taxonomic study of viridans streptococci: description of Streptococcus gordonii sp. nov. and emended descriptions of Streptococcus sanguis (White and Niven 1946), Streptococcus oralis (Bridge and Sneath 1982), and Streptococcus mitis (Andrewes and Horder 1906). Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol. 1989; 39:471-484.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Risk group: 2

Parent taxon: Streptococcus Rosenbach 1884 (Approved Lists 1980)

Assigned by: Kilian M, Mikkelsen L, Henrichsen J. Taxonomic study of viridans streptococci: description of Streptococcus gordonii sp. nov. and emended descriptions of Streptococcus sanguis (White and Niven 1946), Streptococcus oralis (Bridge and Sneath 1982), and Streptococcus mitis (Andrewes and Horder 1906). Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol. 1989; 39:471-484.

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