Name DOI
Beijerinck 1901 (Approved Lists 1980) emend. Dellaglio et al. 2004
Name Status
Validly Published
Current Authority
Beijerinck 1901 (Approved Lists 1980) emend. Dellaglio et al. 2004
Preferred Name
Taxonomic Rank
Nomenclatural Type
(designated strain)
Refer to the type exemplar.
Type Strain
representative organism
T (= = = = = =)
Proper Form
Lactobacillus fermentum Beijerinck 1901 (Approved Lists 1980) emend. Dellaglio et al. 2004
Nomenclatural History
The species Lactobacillus fermentum was originally described by Beijerinck 1901. This name appeared on the Approved Lists of Bacterial Names 1980. This name was placed onto the nomina taxorum conservanda by Judicial Opinion 50 in 1974. Dellaglio et al. published an emended description of this species in 2004. Dellaglio et al. established this name as an earlier heterotypic synonym of Rogosa et al. 1953 (Approved Lists 1980) in 2004. In 2020, Zheng et al. established as the basonym of (Beijerinck 1901) Zheng et al. 2020 .
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