Name: Fusobacterium nucleatum subsp. polymorphum (ex Knorr 1922) Dzink et al. 1990

Category: Subspecies

Proposed as: subsp. nov., nom. rev.

Etymology: N.L. neut. adj. polymorphum, multiform, polymorphic; from Gr. adj. polumorphos -on

Gender: neuter

Type strains: ATCC 10953; CCUG 9126; DSM 20482; JCM 12990; NCTC 10562

16S rRNA gene: X55402 Analyse FASTA

Valid publication: Dzink JL, Sheenan MT, Socransky SS. Proposal of three subspecies of Fusobacterium nucleatum Knorr 1922: Fusobacterium nucleatum subsp. nucleatum subsp. nov., comb. nov.; Fusobacterium nucleatum subsp. polymorphum subsp. nov., nom. rev., comb. nov.; and Fusobacterium nucleatum subsp. vincentii subsp. nov., nom. rev., comb. nov. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1990; 40:74-78.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Risk group: 2

Parent taxon: Fusobacterium nucleatum Knorr 1922 (Approved Lists 1980)

Assigned by: Dzink JL, Sheenan MT, Socransky SS. Proposal of three subspecies of Fusobacterium nucleatum Knorr 1922: Fusobacterium nucleatum subsp. nucleatum subsp. nov., comb. nov.; Fusobacterium nucleatum subsp. polymorphum subsp. nov., nom. rev., comb. nov.; and Fusobacterium nucleatum subsp. vincentii subsp. nov., nom. rev., comb. nov. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1990; 40:74-78.

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