Hainan-whitcombi 6712 1984
The strain was isolated from a patient in Hainan province, China, in 1967 and described by Gao et al. (1984) as a new serovar named hainan-whitcombi. The serovar was recognized by the TSC (Manchester, 1986) in spite of its incorrect naming, which it is expected to change to hainan (personal communication, Chen Ting-zuo, 1987). Because of incomplete documentation the serovar is listed with i.d. in the Revised List of 1988 (Kmety & Dikken, 1988). Recently some laboratories have reported controversial typing results. Therefore the serovar is now marked by ++ in the attached updated list.
++ Strains which have given rise to controversial typing results but which were validly described.
i.d. Strains published without data on the history or adequate serovar name (i.d. means incomplete documentation).
* Gao Ji-yuan, Qin Jin-cai, Xu Chun-Ian, Zhao Guifang, Tsou Pang-chu. The Taxonomy of Leptospira belonging to Ballum, Pomona, Australis, Javanica and Celledoni serogroups (in Chinese). Chinese J. Biol. Immun. 4, 1, 1984, 11-16.
* TSC meeting, 1986, Manchester: Minutes. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol. 37, 1987, 472-473.
* Kmety E., Dikken H. Revised List of Leptospira Serovars (accepted by the Subcommittee on the Taxonomy of Leptospira). University Press Groningen, 1988, p. 16
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