Subspecies Legionella pneumophila subsp. fraseri

Name: Legionella pneumophila subsp. fraseri Brenner et al. 1989

Category: Subspecies

Proposed as: subsp. nov.

Etymology: fra’ser.i N.L. gen. masc. n. fraseri, in honor of David W. Fraser, who headed the investigation of the Legionnaires' disease outbreak in Philadelphia that led to the recognition of legionellosis and to the isolation of L. pneumophila [11]

Type strains: ATCC 33156; CCUG 13398; CIP 103858; DSM 7514; Los Angeles 1; Los Angelos-1; NCTC 11233

16S rRNA gene accession number: M36025

Effective publication: Brenner DJ, Steigerwalt AG, Epple P, Bibb WF, McKinney RM, Starnes RW, Colville JM, Selander RK, Edelstein PH, Moss CW. Legionella pneumophila serogroup Lansing 3 isolated from a patient with fatal pneumonia, and descriptions of L. pneumophila subsp. pneumophila subsp. nov., L. pneumophila subsp. fraseri subsp. nov., and L. pneumophila subsp. pascullei subsp. nov. J Clin Microbiol 1988; 26:1695-1703.

IJSEM list: Anonymous. Validation list no. 29. Validation of publication of new names and new combinations previously effectively published outside the IJSB. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1989; 39:205-206.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Parent taxon: Legionella pneumophila Brenner et al. 1979 (Approved Lists 1980)

Assigned by: Brenner DJ, Steigerwalt AG, Epple P, Bibb WF, McKinney RM, Starnes RW, Colville JM, Selander RK, Edelstein PH, Moss CW. Legionella pneumophila serogroup Lansing 3 isolated from a patient with fatal pneumonia, and descriptions of L. pneumophila subsp. pneumophila subsp. nov., L. pneumophila subsp. fraseri subsp. nov., and L. pneumophila subsp. pascullei subsp. nov. J Clin Microbiol 1988; 26:1695-1703.

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