(Trevisan 1889) Reddish and Rettger 1922; (van Ermengem 1896) Bergey, Harrison, Breed, Hammer, and Huntoon 1923; and (Mechnikoff 1908) Bergey, Harrison, Breed, Hammer, and Huntoon 1923 are genetically related at the species level. We propose rejection of the name (which has priority) and conservation of the name on the basis of Rules 23a and 56a of the International Code of Nomenclature of Bacteria and conservation of the name for nontoxigenic strains according to Rules 23a and 56b.


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