The names and have been regarded as synonyms. Evidence is given which suggests that Hammer used the name for strains which in fact belonged to several species of bacteria. One of these strains which is a sucrose fermenting leuconostoc is indicated in the 1968 ATCC catalogue as the representative strain of . The strain indicated as representative under is a sucrose nonfermenting leuconostoc. An Opinion is requested whether the specific epithet should have been perpetuated in the species name as and also whether the name should be conserved for the sucrose nonfermenting species of . An Opinion on whether and are synonyms is also requested.


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