Subspecies Mycobacterium avium subsp. avium

Name: Mycobacterium avium subsp. avium (Chester 1901) Thorel et al. 1990

Category: Subspecies

Proposed as: subsp. nov.

Basonym: Mycobacterium avium Chester 1901 (Approved Lists 1980)

Etymology: a’vi.um L. n. avis, a bird; L. gen. pl. n. avium, of birds

Gender: neuter

Valid publication: Thorel MF, Krichevsky M, Levy-Frebault VV. Numerical taxonomy of mycobactin-dependent mycobacteria, emended description of Mycobacterium avium, and description of Mycobacterium avium subsp. avium subsp. nov., Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis subsp. nov., and Mycobacterium avium subsp. silvaticum subsp. nov. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1990; 40:254-260.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Risk group: 2

Parent taxon: Mycobacterium avium Chester 1901 (Approved Lists 1980)

Assigned by: Thorel MF, Krichevsky M, Levy-Frebault VV. Numerical taxonomy of mycobactin-dependent mycobacteria, emended description of Mycobacterium avium, and description of Mycobacterium avium subsp. avium subsp. nov., Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis subsp. nov., and Mycobacterium avium subsp. silvaticum subsp. nov. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1990; 40:254-260.

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