ATCC 25559 (Prévot strain 1899B; VPI 0255) is designated as the neotype strain of (Eggerth) Prévot 1938; a description of this strain is given. This strain conforms to the original description of this organism by Eggerth based on 23 strains from human feces. An emended description of is given on the basis of a study of 53 strains, including 38 recent isolates, mostly from human infections, and 3 strains labeled from the Prévot collection.


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