Name: Yersinia pestis (Lehmann and Neumann 1896) van Loghem 1944 (Approved Lists 1980)

Category: Species

Proposed as: comb. nov.

Etymology: L. n. pestis -is, an infectious or contagious disease, plague; L. gen. n. pestis, of plague

Gender: feminine

Type strains: ATCC 19428; CIP 80.26; NCTC 5923

16S rRNA gene: AF366383 Analyse FASTA

Original publication: Van Loghem JJ. The classification of plague-bacillus. Antonie van Leeuwenhoek Journal of Microbiology and Serology 1944; 10:15-16.

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: correct name

Risk group: 3

Parent taxon: Yersinia van Loghem 1944 (Approved Lists 1980)

Assigned by: Van Loghem JJ. The classification of plague-bacillus. Antonie van Leeuwenhoek Journal of Microbiology and Serology 1944; 10:15-16.

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