Hoshina, in 1962, described a new species, A comparison of the characteristics given in the original description by Hoshina of the new bactejium with those of Ewing and McWhorter 1965 indicates that these organisms are identical. Although the original strain of was lost, the name was validly published, and therefore the specific epithet has priority over The new combination is proposed for this organism. The type strain of ATCC 15947 is designated as the neotype strain of


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