3. Reference strains of Melissococcus plutonius

Type or reference strains of M. plutonius are available at culture collections, such as the Belgian Co-ordinated Collections of Microorganisms, BCCM/LMG (Table 1). A type strain (or a prototype strain) is a nomenclatural type of a species or a subspecies. Authors who propose new bacterial names are supposed to deposit type strains in two publicly accessible recognized culture collections in two different countries. Type strains are also useful in validation work.

Table 1. Reference strains of M. plutonius.

species

strain no.

other designation

source

Melissococcus plutonius

LMG 20360

 = ATCC 35311

Honey bee larvae, UK

 

 

 = CIP 104052

 

 

 

 = LMG 15058

 

 

 

 = LMG 19520

 

 

 

 = LMG 20206

 

 

 

 = LMG 21267

 

 

 

= NCDO 2443

 

 

NCIMB 702439

 

Honey bee larvae, India

 

NCIMB 702440

 

Honey bee larvae, Brazil

 

NCIMB 702441

 

Honey bee larvae, Tanzania

 

NCIMB 702442

 

Honey bee larvae, Australia

 

NCIMB 702443

 

Honey bee larvae, UK