Subspecies Mycobacterium bovis subsp. caprae

Name: Mycobacterium bovis subsp. caprae (Aranaz et al. 1999) Niemann et al. 2002

Category: Subspecies

Proposed as: comb. nov.

Basonym: Mycobacterium tuberculosis subsp. caprae Aranaz et al. 1999

Etymology: ca’prae L. gen. fem. n. caprae, of a goat, the host animal from which the bacterium was first isolated

Gender: neuter

Type strains: ATCC BAA-824; CIP 105776; gM-1; spc-1

16S rRNA gene: AF547975 Analyse FASTA

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 (Zopf 1883) Lehmann and Neumann 1896 (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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