Subspecies Legionella pneumophila subsp. pneumophila

Name: Legionella pneumophila subsp. pneumophila (Brenner et al. 1979) Brenner et al. 1989

Category: Subspecies

Proposed as: subsp. nov. (rule 40d)

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

Etymology: pneu.mo’phi.la. Gr. masc. n. pneumôn, lung; N.L. fem. adj. suff. -phila, friend, loving; from Gr. fem. adj. philê, loving; N.L. fem. adj. pneumophila, lung-loving

Gender: feminine

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 under the ICNP

Taxonomic status: correct name

Risk group: 2

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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