A study was made of the biochemical reactions of 109 strains of (Grimes and Hennerty) Ewing and 49 isolants resembling Stapp. The results supported the recent transfer of to the genus Bizio by Bascomb et al. and indicated that Stapp should also be transferred to as (Stapp) comb. nov., the previous use of the name by Stapp not having constituted valid publication of this name. According to proposals made, three species are recognized in the genus and . Means for differentiating the three species are provided. Strains 1284-57 (= ATCC 27592) and 2199-72 (= ATCC 27593) are proposed as the type and neotype strains, respectively, of and .


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