Volume 11, Number 11—November 2005
Spelling of Emerging Pathogens
|Organism name [no. citations in PubMed]*||Spelling variants [no. citations in PubMed]||Date official spelling first described|
|Acinetobacter baumannii ||A. baumanii  A. baumanni  A. baumani ||1986†|
|Coccidioides‡ [1,209]||Coccidiodes  Coccidoides  Cocidioides  Coccidioidis ||1896§|
|Coxiella burnetii [1,531]||C. burneti  C. burnetti  C. burnettii ||1980¶|
|Tropheryma whipplei ||T. whippelii  T. whippleii  T. whippeli ||2001#|
*Organism name in List of Bacterial Names with Standing in Nomenclature; search conducted June 2005.
†Approved name described by Bouvet and Grimont (ref 1).
‡Coccidioides is not a bacterium but a fungus; however, this name is described in the Index Fungorum.
§First described by Stiles (ref 2).
¶Approved name described by Skerman et al. (ref 3); first described by Derrick (ref 4) as Rickettsia burneti, the cause of Q fever.
#Approved names described by La Scola et al. (ref 5); 1992, Relman et al. (ref 6) tentatively proposed the name "T. whippelii."