Genus Leptospira

Name: Leptospira Noguchi 1917 (Approved Lists 1980)

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: Gr. adj. leptos, thin, narrow, fine; Gr. fem. n. speƮra, a coil, helix; N.L. fem. n. Leptospira, a thin helix or coil, referring to the morphology of the bacterium

Gender: feminine

Type species: Leptospira interrogans (Stimson 1907) Wenyon 1926 (Approved Lists 1980)

16S rRNA gene: Analyse FASTA

Original publication: Noguchi H. SPIROCHAETA ICTEROHAEMORRHAGIAE IN AMERICAN WILD RATS AND ITS RELATION TO THE JAPANESE AND EUROPEAN STRAINS : FIRST PAPER. J Exp Med 1917; 25:755-763.

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: correct name

Subdivision:

Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 65
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 66
Total number of child taxa: 69

Parent taxon: Leptospiraceae Hovind-Hougen 1979 (Approved Lists 1980)

Assigned by: Hovind-Hougen K. Leptospiraceae, a new family to Include Leptospira Noguchi 1917 and Leptonema gen. Nov. International Journal of Systematic Bacteriology 1979; 29:245-251.

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