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Where does the name Salmonella come from ?

The Genus Salmonella is named after the American bacteriologist Daniel E. Salmon who, together with some colleagues, isolated in 1886 a bacteria from pigs (now known to be Salmonella choleraesuis ) which they considered to be the cause of swine fever (hog cholera). Daniel E. Salmon (1850-1914), organizer of the (US) Bureau of Animal Industry, and its Director from 1884 to 1905, founded the National Veterinary College (NVC) of the United States in 1892.

More bacterial names formed from personal names : http://www.bacterio.cict.fr/personalnames.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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