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Genus Lawsonia

Warning: In the List of Prokaryotic names with Standing in Nomenclature, an arrow () only indicates the sequence of valid publication of names and does not mean that the last name in the sequence must be used (see: Introduction).

Number of species cited in this file: 1
Number of subspecies cited in this file: 0

Classification (Warning: see also the file "Classification of prokaryotes: Introduction").


For a detailed description of this taxon see Bergey’s Manual of Systematics of Archaea and Bacteria (BMSAB).


 

Lawsonia McOrist et al. 1995, gen. nov.
Type species: ¤ Lawsonia intracellularis McOrist et al. 1995.
Etymology: N.L. fem. n. Lawsonia, named after Gordon H.K. Lawson, the Scottish veterinarian who first recognized the organism causing porcine proliferative enteropathy.
Valid publication: McORIST (S.), GEBHART (C.J.), BOID (R.) and BARNS (S.M.): Characterization of Lawsonia intracellularis gen. nov., sp. nov., the obligately intracellular bacterium of porcine proliferative enteropathy. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1995, 45, 820-825.
Original article in IJSEM Online

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Lawsonia intracellularis McOrist et al. 1995, sp. nov. (Type species of the genus.)
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) 1482/89 = NCTC 12656.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: L15739.
Etymology: L. prep. intra, within; L. fem. n. cella, a store-room, a chamber and in biology a cell; L. fem. suff. -aris, suffix denoting pertaining to; N.L. fem. adj. intracellularis, intracellular.
Valid publication: McORIST (S.), GEBHART (C.J.), BOID (R.) and BARNS (S.M.): Characterization of Lawsonia intracellularis gen. nov., sp. nov., the obligately intracellular bacterium of porcine proliferative enteropathy. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1995, 45, 820-825.
Original article in IJSEM Online

Note: Lawsonia intracellularis was previously known as "Ileal symbiont intracellularis" Gebhart et al. 1993, or as ¤ "Candidatus intracellularis" Murray and Stackebrandt 1995.

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