Subspecies Mycobacterium tuberculosis subsp. tuberculosis

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

Category: Subspecies

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

Basonym: "Bacterium tuberculosis" Zopf 1883

Etymology: L. dim. n. tuberculum, a small swelling, tubercle; Gr. suff. -osis, suffix expressing state or condition, in medical terminology denoting a state of disease; N.L. gen. n. tuberculosis, of tuberculosis

Gender: neuter

Original publication: Aranaz A, Liebana E, Gomez-Mampaso E, Galan JC, Cousins D, Ortega A, Blazquez J, Baquero F, Mateos A, Suarez G, et al. Mycobacterium tuberculosis subsp. caprae subsp. nov.: a taxonomic study of a new member of the Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex isolated from goats in Spain. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1999; 49:1263-1273.

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 of its species (division into subspecies abandoned)

Risk group: 3

Parent taxon: Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Zopf 1883) Lehmann and Neumann 1896 (Approved Lists 1980)

Assigned by: Aranaz A, Liebana E, Gomez-Mampaso E, Galan JC, Cousins D, Ortega A, Blazquez J, Baquero F, Mateos A, Suarez G, et al. Mycobacterium tuberculosis subsp. caprae subsp. nov.: a taxonomic study of a new member of the Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex isolated from goats in Spain. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1999; 49:1263-1273.

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