Genus Morganella

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Number of species cited in this file: 2
Number of subspecies cited in this file: 2

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

 

Morganella Fulton 1943, genus.
Type species: ¤ Morganella morganii (Winslow et al. 1919) Fulton 1943 (Approved Lists 1980).
Etymology: N.L. fem. dim. n. Morganella, named after H. de R. Morgan, who first studied the organism.
References: SKERMAN (V.B.D.), McGOWAN (V.) and SNEATH (P.H.A.) (editors): Approved Lists of Bacterial Names. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1980, 30, 225-420 (Approved Lists of Bacterial Names in IJSEM Online - Approved Lists of Bacterial Names Amended edition). [FULTON (MacD.): The identity of Bacterium columbensis Castellani. Journal of Bacteriology, 1943, 46, 79-81.]

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Morganella morganii (Winslow et al. 1919) Fulton 1943, species. (Type species of the genus.)
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) strain ATCC 25830 = ATCC 8076H = CCUG 6328 = CIP 103763 = CIP A231 = DSM 30164 = JCM 1672 = LMG 7874 = NBRC 3848 = NCCB 73065 = NCTC 235.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: AJ301681.
Synonyms: "Organism N° 1" Morgan 1906, "Bacillus morgani" (sic) Winslow et al. 1919, "Salmonella morgani" (sic) (Winslow et al. 1919) Castellani and Chalmers 1919.
Etymology: N.L. gen. n. morganii, of Morgan; named after H. de R. Morgan, a British bacteriologist who first studied the organism.
References: SKERMAN (V.B.D.), McGOWAN (V.) and SNEATH (P.H.A.) (editors): Approved Lists of Bacterial Names. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1980, 30, 225-420 (Approved Lists of Bacterial Names in IJSEM Online - Approved Lists of Bacterial Names Amended edition). [1 WINSLOW (C.E.A.), KLIGLER (I.J.) and ROTHBERG (W.): Studies on the classification of the colon-typhoid group of bacteria with special reference to their fermentative reactions. Journal of Bacteriology, 1919, 4, 429-503. 2 FULTON (MacD.): The identity of Bacterium columbensis Castellani. Journal of Bacteriology, 1943, 46, 79-81.]

Note: On the Approved Lists of Bacterial Names, this nomenclatural name is incorrectly cited as Morganella morganii (Winslow et al. 1919) Brenner et al. 1978 (sic).
Reference: HILL (L.R.), SKERMAN (V.B.D.) and SNEATH (P.H.A.): Corrigenda to the Approved Lists of Bacterial Names edited for the International Committee on Systematic Bacteriology. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1984, 34, 508-511.
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= ¤ Proteus morganii (Winslow et al. 1919) Yale 1939 (Approved Lists 1980).

Notes:
1 Morganella morganii (Winslow et al. 1919) Fulton 1943 (Approved Lists 1980) and Proteus morganii (Winslow et al. 1919) Yale 1939 (Approved Lists 1980) have the same type strain and therefore are homotypic synonyms [Rules 24a and 24b (1)].
2 Subsequently, this species has been divided into subspecies (see: below).

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Morganella morganii subsp. morganii (Winslow et al. 1919) Jensen et al. 1992, subsp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) strain ATCC 25830 = ATCC 8076H = CCUG 6328 = CIP 103763 = CIP A231 = DSM 30164 = JCM 1672 = LMG 7874 = NBRC 3848 = NCCB 73065 = NCTC 235.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: AJ301681.
Etymology: N.L. gen. n. morganii, of Morgan; named after H. de R. Morgan, a British bacteriologist who first studied the organism.
Reference: JENSEN (K.T.), FREDERIKSEN (W.), HICKMAN-BRENNER (F.W.), STEIGERWALT (A.G.), RIDDLE (C.F.) and BRENNER (D.J.): Recognition of Morganella subspecies, with proposal of Morganella morganii subsp. morganii subsp. nov. and Morganella morganii subsp. sibonii subsp. nov. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1992, 42, 613-620.
Original article in IJSEM Online

Notes:
1 The original authorship, (Winslow et al. 1919) Fulton 1943, was corrected according to the new Rule 40d.
Reference: GARRITY (G.M.), LABEDA (D.P.) and OREN (A.): Judicial Commission of the International Committee on Systematics of Prokaryotes. XIIth International (IUMS) Congress of Bacteriology and Applied Microbiology. Minutes of the meetings, 3, 4 and 6 August 2008, Istanbul, Turkey. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2011, 61, 2775-2780.
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2 The subspecies name Morganella morganii subsp. morganii (Winslow et al. 1919) Fulton 1943 is automatically created by the valid publication of Morganella morganii subsp. sibonii Jensen et al. 1992 [Rule 40d (formerly Rule 46)].

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Morganella morganii subsp. sibonii Jensen et al. 1992, subsp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) strain 8103-85 = AB 2048 = ATCC 49948 = CCUG 30886 = CIP 103648 = DSM 14850 = JCM 16939.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: DQ358146.
Etymology: N.L. gen. n. sibonii, of Siboni, named after Knud Siboni, a Danish microbiologist who first recognized trehalose- fermenting Morganella morganii.
Reference: JENSEN (K.T.), FREDERIKSEN (W.), HICKMAN-BRENNER (F.W.), STEIGERWALT (A.G.), RIDDLE (C.F.) and BRENNER (D.J.): Recognition of Morganella subspecies, with proposal of Morganella morganii subsp. morganii subsp. nov. and Morganella morganii subsp. sibonii subsp. nov. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1992, 42, 613-620.
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Morganella psychrotolerans Emborg et al. 2006, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) strain U2/3 = DSM 17886 = JCM 16473 = LMG 23374.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: DQ358135.
Etymology: Gr. adj. psuchros, cold; L. part. adj. tolerans, tolerating; N.L. part. adj. psychrotolerans, cold-tolerating.
Reference: EMBORG (J.), DALGAARD (P.) and AHRENS (P.): Morganella psychrotolerans sp. nov., a histamine-producing bacterium isolated from various seafoods. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2006, 56, 2473-2479.
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