Sometimes taxonomists create new names for groups that already have a name. They may do this because they are unaware of the original name, or they may think the organism before them belongs to a different group when in fact it does not. If two or more names are found to apply to the same group, they are considered synonyms. In most cases, the first name takes priority and is considered to be the valid or accepted name. However, there can be exceptions, and it's not always easy to determine which of a series of synonyms should be considered valid or accepted. Here we list the synonyms provided to EOL by our classification partners. We also include other versions of the name that most likely refer to the same group, for example, misspellings in the literature or different variations of the authorship associated with the name.

Preferred marks the preferred name from each source.

NCBI Taxonomy

Name Relationship
Mycobacterium bovis Preferred
Mycobacterium tuberculosis typus bovinus Lehmann and Neumann 1907 Authority
Mycobacterium tuberculosis var. bovis Bergey et al. 1934
Mycobacterium bovis Karlson and Lessel, 1970
Mycobacterium bovis subsp. bovis Karlson and Lessel, 1970
Mycobacterium tuberculosis typus bovinus Synonym
Mycobacterium tuberculosis var. bovis

NCBI Taxonomy

Name Relationship
Mycobacterium bovis BCG Preferred
Mycobacterium tuberculosis var. bovis BCG
bacillus Calmette-Guerin
bacillus Calmette-Guerin BCG

NCBI Taxonomy

Name Relationship
Mycobacterium bovis BCG str. Pasteur 1173P2 Preferred
Mycobacterium bovis BCG Pasteur 1173P2 Equivalent name
Mycobacterium bovis BCG strain Pasteur 1173P2

NCBI Taxonomy

Name Relationship
Mycobacterium bovis BCG str. Moreau RDJ Preferred
Mycobacterium bovis BCG Moreau RDJ
Mycobacterium bovis BCG strain Moreau RDJ

NCBI Taxonomy

Name Relationship
Mycobacterium bovis BCG str. Tokyo 172 Preferred
Mycobacterium bovis BCG Tokyo 172
Mycobacterium bovis BCG strain Tokyo 172

NCBI Taxonomy

Name Relationship
Mycobacterium bovis BCG str. Mexico Preferred
Mycobacterium bovis BCG Mexico
Mycobacterium bovis BCG strain Mexico

NCBI Taxonomy

Name Relationship
Mycobacterium bovis BCG str. China Preferred
Mycobacterium bovis BCG strain China

NCBI Taxonomy

Name Relationship
Mycobacterium bovis BCG str. ATCC 35733 Preferred
Mycobacterium bovis BCG ATCC 35733
Mycobacterium bovis BCG strain ATCC 35733
Mycobacterium bovis BCG str. Denmark 1331 Genbank synonym

NCBI Taxonomy

Name Relationship
Mycobacterium bovis BCG str. ATCC 35740 Preferred
Mycobacterium bovis BCG ATCC 35740
Mycobacterium bovis BCG strain ATCC 35740
Mycobacterium bovis BCG str. Russia

NCBI Taxonomy

Name Relationship
Mycobacterium bovis BCG str. ATCC 35743 Preferred
Mycobacterium bovis BCG ATCC 35743
Mycobacterium bovis BCG strain ATCC 35743
Mycobacterium bovis BCG str. Tice

NCBI Taxonomy

Name Relationship
Mycobacterium bovis str. Ravenel Preferred
Mycobacterium bovis Ravenel Misspelling
Mycobacterium bovis strain Ravenel

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