Name: Treponema lecithinolyticum Wyss et al. 1999

Category: Species

Proposed as: sp. nov.

Etymology: Gr. masc. n. [λέκιθος] lekithos, egg yolk; N.L. adj. lyticus -a -um, able to loose, able to dissolve; from Gr. adj. [λυτικός -ή -όν] lytikos -ê -on, able to loosen, able to dissolve; N.L. neut. adj. lecithinolyticum, effecting the breakdown of egg yolk

Gender: neuter

Type strain: ATCC 700332; CIP 107075; OMZ 684; periodontitis patient PFB4G; PFB4G

16S rRNA gene: AJ131282 Analyse FASTA

Valid publication: Wyss C, Choi BK, Schupbach P, Moter A, Guggenheim B, Gobel UB. Treponema lecithinolyticum sp. nov., a small saccharolytic spirochaete with phospholipase A and C activities associated with periodontal diseases. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1999; 49:1329-1339.

IJSEM list: Anonymous. Notification list. Notification that new names and new combinations have appeared in volume 49, part 4 of the IJSB. Int J Syst Bacteriol 2000; 50:5-7.

Nomenclatural status: validly published under the ICNP

Taxonomic status: correct name

Risk group: 2

Parent taxon: Treponema Schaudinn 1905 (Approved Lists 1980)

Assigned by: Wyss C, Choi BK, Schupbach P, Moter A, Guggenheim B, Gobel UB. Treponema lecithinolyticum sp. nov., a small saccharolytic spirochaete with phospholipase A and C activities associated with periodontal diseases. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1999; 49:1329-1339.

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Record number: 785111