Name: Bifidobacterium longum subsp. longum (Reuter 1963) Mattarelli et al. 2008 (Approved Lists 1980)

Category: Subspecies

Proposed as: subsp. nov.

Basonym: Bifidobacterium longum Reuter 1963 (Approved Lists 1980)

Etymology: long’um L. neut. adj. longum, long

Gender: neuter

Effective publication: Mattarelli P, Bonaparte C, Pot B, Biavati B. Proposal to reclassify the three biotypes of Bifidobacterium longum as three subspecies: Bifidobacterium longum subsp. longum subsp. nov., Bifidobacterium longum subsp. infantis comb. nov. and Bifidobacterium longum subsp. suis comb. nov. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2008; 58:767-772.

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 under the ICNP

Taxonomic status: correct name

Risk group: 1

Parent taxon: Bifidobacterium longum Reuter 1963 (Approved Lists 1980)

Assigned by: Mattarelli P, Bonaparte C, Pot B, Biavati B. Proposal to reclassify the three biotypes of Bifidobacterium longum as three subspecies: Bifidobacterium longum subsp. longum subsp. nov., Bifidobacterium longum subsp. infantis comb. nov. and Bifidobacterium longum subsp. suis comb. nov. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2008; 58:767-772.

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Record number: 787282