American Type Culture Collection (ATCC) strain 14990 has been proposed (Hugh and Ellis 1967) as the neotype strain for (Winslow and Winslow 1908) Evans 1916. The characteristics of this strain are presented and compared to the neotype of NCTC 8532 (ATCC 12600). ATCC 14990 has the characteristics which Winslow and Winslow attributed to the basionym, , and it conforms to the criteria proposed by the Subcommittee on Taxonomy of and of the International Committee on Nomenclature of Bacteria, for the recognition of (1965). This paper constitutes the designation of ATCC 14990 as the neotype strain of under Rule 9d (1) Note 2(c) of the Bacteriological Code as approved at the 1967 Moscow Congress.


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