Name: Treponema maltophilum Wyss et al. 1996

Category: Species

Proposed as: sp. nov.

Etymology: mal.to.phi.lum. N.L. neut. n. maltosum, maltose; N.L. neut. adj. suff. -philum, friend, loving; from Gr. neut. adj. philon, friend; N.L. neut. adj. maltophilum, intended to mean maltose loving

Gender: neuter

Type strain: ATCC 51939; BR; CIP 105146; DSM 27366; periodontitis patient BR

16S rRNA gene: X87140 Analyse FASTA

Valid publication: Wyss C, Choi BK, Schupbach P, Guggenheim B, Gobel UB. Treponema maltophilum sp. nov., a small oral spirochete isolated from human periodontal lesions. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1996; 46:745-752.

IJSEM list: Anonymous. Notification list. Notification that new names and new combinations have appeared in volume 46, part 3 of the IJSB. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1996; 46:1191.

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, Guggenheim B, Gobel UB. Treponema maltophilum sp. nov., a small oral spirochete isolated from human periodontal lesions. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1996; 46:745-752.

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Record number: 785112