Subspecies Mycobacterium bovis subsp. bovis

Name: Mycobacterium bovis subsp. bovis (Karlson and Lessel 1970) Niemann et al. 2002

Category: Subspecies

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

Basonym: Mycobacterium bovis Karlson and Lessel 1970 (Approved Lists 1980)

Etymology: bo’vis L. masc./fem. n. bos (gen. bovis), an ox, bull, cow; L. gen. masc./fem. n. bovis, of an ox

Gender: neuter

Valid publication: Niemann S, Richter E, Rusch-Gerdes S. Biochemical and genetic evidence for the transfer of Mycobacterium tuberculosis subsp. caprae Aranaz et al. 1999 to the species Mycobacterium bovis Karlson and Lessel 1970 (approved lists 1980) as Mycobacterium bovis subsp. caprae comb. nov. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2002; 52:433-436.

IJSEM list: Anonymous. Notification list. Notification that new names and new combinations have appeared in volume 52, part 2 of the IJSEM. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2002; 52:691-692.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: synonym

Correct name: Mycobacterium tuberculosis subsp. tuberculosis (Zopf 1883) Aranaz et al. 1999 (Approved Lists 1980)

Parent taxon: Mycobacterium bovis Karlson and Lessel 1970 (Approved Lists 1980)

Assigned by: Niemann S, Richter E, Rusch-Gerdes S. Biochemical and genetic evidence for the transfer of Mycobacterium tuberculosis subsp. caprae Aranaz et al. 1999 to the species Mycobacterium bovis Karlson and Lessel 1970 (approved lists 1980) as Mycobacterium bovis subsp. caprae comb. nov. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2002; 52:433-436.

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