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Year : 2005  |  Volume : 23  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 204-205
 

Salmonella Nomenclature seen in the Literature


Department of Microbiology, Vardhman Mahaveer Medical College and Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi 110 029, India

Date of Submission15-Oct-2004
Date of Acceptance17-Dec-2004

Correspondence Address:
M Deb
Department of Microbiology, Vardhman Mahaveer Medical College and Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi 110 029
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0255-0857.16599

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Deb M, Kapoor L. Salmonella Nomenclature seen in the Literature. Indian J Med Microbiol 2005;23:204-5

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Dear Editor,

Approse the case reports/correspondence published in July 2003, April and July 2004 issues[1],[2],[3] the nomenclature system used at CDC for members of the genus  Salmonella More Details has undergone certain changes based on recommendations from the WHO collaborating center, which have been neglected in the cited articles. According to this system, genus Salmonella has two species S. enterica and S. bongori . Further. S. enterica has six subspecies I, II, IIa, IIIb, IV and VI. CDC uses names for serotypes in subspecies I and uses antigenic formulae for unnamed serotypes described after 1966 in the subspecies II, IV, Viand in S. bongori . At the first citation of a serotype the genus name is given, followed by the word "serotype" or the abbreviation "ser" and then the serotype name (for example Salmonella serotype or ser. Typhi). Subsequently, the name may be written with the genus followed directly by the serotype name which is capitalized not italicized for example Salmonella Paratyhi A or S.Paratyphi A. In 1999, at the ASM Publication Board Meeting, a proposal that all relevant ASM journals adopt the Salmonella nomenclature currently used at CDC, was unanimously endorsed by the board with plans to update 2000 ASM Instruction to authors.[4] Currently, most of the journals all over the world have adopted this system.

Salmonella nomenclature is complex and scientists use different systems to refer to and communicate about the genus. However, uniformity in this regard is necessary for communication between scientists, health officials and public. The Salmonella nomenclature currently used at CDC adequate addresses the concern and requirements of clinical and public health microbiologists



 
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1.Jayakumar K, Appalaraju B, Govindan VK. An atypical presentation of Salmonella typhi - a case report. Indian J Med Microbiol 2003; 21 :211-2.  Back to cited text no. 1    
2.Rajesh PK, Mythili S, Subramaniam L. Typhoid Spine - A case report. Indian J Med Microbiol 2004; 22 :128-9.  Back to cited text no. 2    
3.Mendiratta DK, Deotale V, Thamke D, Narang R, Narang P. Enteric fever due to S.paratyphi A - an emerging problem. Indian J Med Microbiol 2004; 22 :196.  Back to cited text no. 3    
4.Brenner FW, Villar RG, Angulo FJ, Tauxe R, Swaminathan B. Salmonella nomenclature. J Clin Microbiol 2000; 38 :2465-7.  Back to cited text no. 4    



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