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"Dear child has many names" (call it what you will...)

Since it was first described (1912), Rhodococcus hoagii has had the following names: 

  • Proactinomyces restrictus (1944)
  • Nocardia restricta (1980)
  • Prescottia equi  (2013)
  • Rhodococcus equi (1980)
  • Bacillus hoagii (1912)
  • Corynebacterium hoagii (1980)
  • Corynebacterium equi (1980)
  • Prescotella equi (2013)

In 2014, the Taxonomy Committee decided that the original species epithet (hoagii) would be retained but that the bacterium in question would be placed within the genus Rhodococcus

Published: 2021-10-10.


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"Dear child has many names" (call it what you will...)

For a long time, Rhodococcus hoagii was refer­red to Rhodo­coccus equi on VetBact, because we experienced some resistance to the name that is now considered to be the correct one, i.e. Rhodococcus hoagii. Now you can find the bacterium in question under the correct name in VetBact, but you can also find the bacterium when searching for the old name. 

Published 2021-10-10. Read more...

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