Name: Mycobacterium chelonae subsp. abscessus corrig. (Moore and Frerichs 1953) Kubica et al. 1972 (Approved Lists 1980)

Category: Subspecies

Proposed as: comb. nov.

Basonym: "Mycobacterium abscessus" Moore and Frerichs 1953

Etymology: abs.ces’sus L. gen. n. abscessus, of an abscess, referring to the ability of the organism to form abscesses

Gender: neuter

Type strains: ATCC 19977; CCUG 20993; CIP 104536; DSM 43491; DSM 44196; JCM 13569; L948; NCTC 13031; strain Hauduroy L948; TMC 1543

16S rRNA gene: AF547892 Analyse FASTA

Original publication: Kubica GP, Baess I, Gordon RE, Jenkins PA, Kwapinski JB, McDurmont C, Pattyn SR, Saito H, Silcox V, Stanford JL, et al. A co-operative numerical analysis of rapidly growing mycobacteria. J Gen Microbiol 1972; 73:55-70.

IJSEM list: Skerman VBD, McGowan V, Sneath PHA. Approved lists of bacterial names. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1980; 30:225-420.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: synonym

Correct name: Mycobacterium abscessus (Moore and Frerichs 1953) Kusunoki and Ezaki 1992

Risk group: 2

Parent taxon: Mycobacterium chelonae corrig. Bergey et al. 1923 (Approved Lists 1980)

Assigned by: Kubica GP, Baess I, Gordon RE, Jenkins PA, Kwapinski JB, McDurmont C, Pattyn SR, Saito H, Silcox V, Stanford JL, et al. A co-operative numerical analysis of rapidly growing mycobacteria. J Gen Microbiol 1972; 73:55-70.

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