Strains of “atypical -like organisms” (ALLO) were studied by deoxyribonucleic acid homology. Strains WIGA (ALLO) and MI-15 (ALLO) were previously shown by Garrity et al. (G. M. Garrity, A. Brown, and R. M. Vickers, Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol. 609-614, 1980) to be related, and the name was proposed for them. We now show that strains NY-23 (ALLO) and TEX-KL are also closely related genetically. Studies with strain LS-13 demonstrate a lower, but significant, degree of homology of LS-13 with strains WIGA, MI-15, and NY-23, justifying inclusion of all of these strains in a single genus, distinct from . It is proposed, therefore, that because of phenotypic similarities and genetic relatedness, strains NY-23, TEX-KL, and LS-13 be classified as members of the genus , which also includes strains WIGA and MI-15. Because NY-23 and LS-13 are the type strains of and , respectively, we propose the transfer of these species to the genus as (Brenner et al.) comb. nov. and (Morris et al.) comb. nov.


Article metrics loading...

Loading full text...

Full text loading...


Most cited this month Most Cited RSS feed

This is a required field
Please enter a valid email address
Approval was a Success
Invalid data
An Error Occurred
Approval was partially successful, following selected items could not be processed due to error